I recently started to use
tmux and like it much, but it's green bottom bar is a bit distracting, is there a way to change its color? or a way to hide it?
There are many options given in the manual. (See the OPTIONS section.)
Create an RC file:
On UTF-8, many SSH clients require one to explicitly define a character set to use. For example, in Putty, select
And to turn off the status bar...
On colors from the manual...
So, to list the available colors, first create a script, maybe
Next, execute the script, piping to
This produces a list of colors, 1-255, in this format:
Pick a color from the list, perhaps colour240, a shade of grey. In
In Fedora 17, 256-color terminals are not enabled by default. The official method used to enable 256-color terminals by default is given officially on the Fedora Project Wiki. Follow that guide, or use one of two alternate methods for one user:
After using either of these one-user solutions, log out and log in again, or simply "source" the new BASH RC file with
You can tell more easily by the titles and the colours as they're actually set in your live session
If you don't like one of your changes and you can't remember how it was originally set, you can open do a new tmux session. To change settings for good edit