tmux is a terminal multiplexer: it enables a number of terminals (or windows), each running a separate program, to be created, accessed, and controlled from a single screen. tmux may be detached from a screen and continue running in the background, then later reattached.

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How to read bash config when working with SSH remote sessions [duplicate]

I have a Node.js app which I want to deploy on my VM machine. Before starting the app, I want to set few commands which should be read before the app is started. I placed those commands inside ...
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Is it able to redirect content of remote host clipboard to local clipboard?

When I doing :%y+ in a vim session on the remote host, I actually saved the content into remote host clipboard, right? Is there a way that I can redirect such content of :%y+ from remote host ...
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What terminal emulators support tmux control mode?

tmux has its control mode, activated with -CC, to allow the terminal emulator to control tmux. iTerm2 uses this to great effect for allowing tmux windows to appear as separate iTerm windows. Are ...
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Font/SSH interaction?

I use tmux, and tmuxline which uses the powerline fonts to look pretty. The problem is that when I ssh into a server, the font doesn't work. I installed the fonts as according to these ...
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tmux command to move pane to edge of window?

In Vim, you can move a window to an edge of the viewport with H/J/K/L. Vim will make sure the window occupies the whole edge and resize/shift the other windows around it. Is there something similar ...
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Convert screen command for tmux

Is anyone familiar with how to run programs from crontab in tmux instead of a screen session? For instance what would be the command line equivalent of this: @reboot cd /home/morggin/mcserver ...
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Tmux stops responding to key bindings after xclip usage

I use Tmux version 1.9. To push tmux's clipboard to my X clipboard I have such a string in tmux.conf: bind C-c run "tmux save-buffer - | xclip -i -sel clipboard" The problem is that after pressing ...
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Is there a way I can write a tmux plugin to select a single line?

The acme "editor" has this awesome feature where you can click on some output like foobar.foo:212 and acme opens that file at that line number. I'd love to add support for something like that into ...
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installing tmux on Ubuntu 8.04

Spending the weekend getting an inherited Ubuntu 8.04 in shape. Has to run for 2 more years (company internal, so security not really an issue). Trying to install tmux 1.9a from source (not in the ...
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Set Ctrl+Shift as prefix in tmux

I would want to have Ctrl+Shift as prefix in tmux (because I'm trying to switch from terminator, and the majority of my shortcuts used Ctrl+Shift). I tried this in my .tmux.conf : unbind-key C-b ...
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Why does tmux mess up my Ubuntu login, though it works ok once logged in for new windows?

Why, after a Ubuntu 14.04 software update, does have exec tmux in my .bashrc lead to not being able to log in (though previously it worked fine for years) and how to fix ? Investigation: I recently ...
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tmux / screen ctrl+arrow (left right) doesn't work on SSH

I've configured tmux to skip words on Ctrl+right / left : set-window-option -g xterm-keys on It works just fine, but as I do SSH, it doesn't work and prints ;5D or ;5C.. The same issue occurred ...
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Tmux - Get number of panes in the current window in bash variable?

I'm scripting Tmux, and would like to know the number of panes in the current window from a bash script. Is there anyway to find out this information? in pseudo code, i'd like something like this: ...
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Attach tmux to pty after reptyr?

I've got reptyr to "open a new pty" by doing: reptyr -L 7969 where 7969 is the PID of rabbitmq-server. The output of reptyr is Opened a new pty: /dev/pts/25 but how do I attach tmux to that ...
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tmux blocks for certain commands

I am trying to understand why this program behaves differently depending on Y: #!/bin/bash rm -f /tmp/par21d9I.tmx mkfifo /tmp/par21d9I.tmx; tmux new-session -d true\ ...
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Python script: wait until job in tmux session has completed

I am trying to continuously run a python script with random parameters from another python script, where each run is in its own tmux session. A very simplified overview of what I'm trying to do goes ...
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Gentoo how to auto-start programs at login?

How to start auto-start startx / tmux and other programs after login? I for ex: I want to auto-start tmux in root account and xorg with xfce in normal user.
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Tmux identify if pane is zoomed and active

I use tmux 1.8 so I have built in CTRL+b+z feature to zoom an active pane. The problem is that zoomed pane looks the same as just one plain pane so sometimes I forget if the pane was zoomed. Is there ...
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cating a binary in a tmux pane crashes the whole window

I have the same issue of the following question: tmux status-bar corrupted after catting a binary file, how to reset? and the bug that is mentioned in it does not exist any more. So my question here ...
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Compile static tmux with libutempter support

I'd like to fix issue for tmux when it can't report username via logname: logname: no login name I'm using steps below: # lets assume all other prerequisites are compiled already # and ...
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Problem using Ctrl+Arrow keys in Vim when using Byobu with tmux

In Vim, I had set the Ctrl+Arrow keys to skip words. This works just fine when running Vim inside the gnome-terminal. However, when using byobu (tmux), it shows weird behavior : it deletes ...
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stop node server in tmux

I have a vagrant in which one I launch a node server on start. The node server is start in a tmux session but when I attach my tmux session and I do a ctrl + c the server is killed but the tmux ...
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Chaining tmux configuration commands using the “run” command

In a previous question, I asked how to export dynamically-named buffers from tmux. The accepted answer worked perfectly. Having implemented this solution, I attempted to extend it to provide some ...
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Naming buffer exports dynamically in tmux

I've grown tired of trying to get tmux scollback working with iTerm2 and my keymapping of choice. Having realized that I can dump buffers into text files, I find that this is no longer necessary, or ...
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tmux: variables sharing between sessions

I've noticed that tmux will share variable between sessions. tmux will increment TMUX_PANE for new session as well. Is it possible to reset VAR for each session? Is it possible to start TMUX_PANE ...
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Forwarding C-c to a remote tmux session

I have bind C-c new-window (and other similar bindings, but only C-c is giving me an issue) in my .tmux.conf. On a local tmux session, the binding works as expected, but in a remote tmux session(over ...
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Every time I run tmux, new ssh-agent child process is started (zshell)

Every time I start tmux or split tmux, new instance of ssh-agent is started ("Agent pid XXXX" appears on the top), which is quite annoying because I have to type the key password every time I want to ...
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Why pressing Ctrl-h in xterm + tmux sends “^?”?

xterm: $ echo $TERM xterm-256color $ stty -a speed 38400 baud; rows 52; columns 91; line = 0; intr = ^C; quit = ^\; erase = ^H; kill = ^U; eof = ^D; eol = <undef>; eol2 = <undef>; swtch = ...
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How can I reset tmux's automatic session name numbering?

After accidentally holding down ctrl+alt+t, my tmux sessions are now automatically named with annoyingly high numbers: llama@llama:~$ tmux ls 124: 1 windows (created Mon Jan 5 16:45:55 2015) [80x24] ...
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tmux: rotate panes vertically or horizontally

Is there any way to get tmux to do the equivalent of Vim's window rotation (ctrl-w r and ctrl-R), where it rotates only in one direction? Tmux's normal window swap command ( ctrl-o) just rotates all ...
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Is there a way to redefine the navigation keys for tmux copy mode?

When in tmux copy mode, I'd like to move the cursor with some Alt+key combos rather than the arrows. Is there a way to make tmux do this? Here are the definitions I'd like: Alt+i: up Alt+l: right ...
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capture tmux screen and process with shell command

is there a way to capture text currently on the screen of a tmux session and pipe it into a shell command then display the output? I was hoping to use something like this with Oracles sqlplus to do ...
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What are the benefits of using Tmux at all times? [closed]

I have been using the terminal for all of my local work, and have only been using tmux when I am ssh'd onto another machine and want to make sure I don't lose work if the connection closes. A software ...
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Mosh and terminal multiplexing

Reading this Q&A on the site: Can I re-attach to a mosh session? made me wonder about the use cases for mosh. Say I start tmux on my local client, and then mosh to a remote host from within ...
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Automatically find position, from what last command started in tmux

It is common practice in tmux to start some command, then switch to copy mode, scroll to the position, where is this command started and look over the command output. It is difficult to find the ...
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Why tmux is changing my screen brightness?

With an empty .bashrc and .tmux.conf file, when I execute: tmux My screen brightness gets reset to the default (on a Dell XPS running Ubuntu 14.04.1). Tmux version's is 1.8. Interestingly, this ...
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Output Tmux Output to the Terminal

I'm using supervisor to monitor keep a process alive, but I do need to have contact with that process every now and then to provide user input. I would normally use tmux for this, but when I use ...
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Default tmux config

I've been trying some .tmux.conf files but now I'd like to go back to the original/default configuration. How can I do it? I've been looking for the default file but no luck.
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Tmux hangs on first start

I am running Tmux on a OSX (brewed tmux), and everytime I boot my computer, the first time I start tmux, it hangs. Doing a CTRL + T to check it's SIGINFO, gives me "waiting..". To fix this, I need to ...
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tmux ignores the configuration files

tmux ignores the configuration files: both /etc/tmux.conf and ~/.tmux.conf. Even I pass the path to the configuration file, using tmux -f path/to/tmux.conf it still doesn't load it. The configuration ...
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Is it possible to run fbi inside tmux if the tmux if running in a virtual tty?

I have already looked at this question and the solution works insofar as I can get an image displayed in my virtual console. However, if I first launch a tmux inside the virtual console, and then try ...
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exit tmux window without quitting the Terminal program

OK I'm new to this. I installed tmux to run a several days experiment. After typing tmux new -s name I got a new window with green banner at the bottom. I compile and run java program. Now I do not ...
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SSH password requested when in Tmux

When I connect to my remote machine I do authenticate using a rsa key (I think is rsa, don't remember). If I do ssh from a regular shell I get logged on the machine without a password. However if I ...
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gnome-terminal : small gap at right side of screen (Ubuntu)

I use gnome-terminal on Ubuntu, and when the window is small (not maximized or fullscreen), my tmux statusline and the ZSH right prompt both stretch to the extreme right of the window, which is ...
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tmux session killed when disconnecting from ssh

Summary: I'm trying to figure out why my tmux session dies when I disconnect from ssh Details: I have tmux installed on an Arch Linux system. When I start a tmux session I can detach from it and ...
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Why is my second tmux session not shown in ps aux or htop but in tmux list-sessions it is?

I start two new tmux sessions, the session name is variably build from a timestamp. (the commands create a new, detached tmux session, which first changes the directory, lists the content and then ...
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nohup, screen and tmux not working when closing connection on yocto linux (intel edison)

I have an Intel Edison with Yocto Linux and standard configurations. It had nohup pre-installed and I managed to install both screen and tmux (by compiling them from sources). Now, I would like to run ...
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Directly start an application in a new screen/tmux session [duplicate]

Is there a way to start a new screen or tmux session, which directly executes a given command/application then detaches again? In pseudo-code something like tmux new -s ft_session --execute python ...
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Why are my windows highlighted when I first open tmux?

Sometimes after having been away from my computer for a while, when I open tmux all the windows in a session have sort of a background highlight: Once I cycle through them, it disappears, and only ...
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Can I see what's going on in a tmux session without attaching to it?

Often I'll use tmux to start a task that will be running for a while. I will periodically go back and check on it using tmux -a and then disconnect if it still hasn't completed and check again later. ...