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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Neither `less` or `less -X` clear screen on exit

Neither less or less -X clear screen on exit. At the same time, vim does.... Env iTerm2, protocol mosh, server Centos + tmux + zsh iTerm2: report term as xterm-256color tmux: set -g terminal-...
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Can I get my iTerm key-combos working in tmux?

I have some shortcut keys defined in iTerm, and I use them for key-mappings in Vim. For example, I map Ctrl-Enter to send a ^[O2P escape code, which I then use to define a Ctrl-Enter key-mapping in ...
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What is tmux's “message-command”?

I've been trying to figure out how to change the background color of the command prompt in tmux's copy mode. It defaults to black on orange, at least on my setup. I changed the color of the command ...
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Terminal colors for Vim Airline and Tmux Tmuxline

When using Vim on its own with Vundle and Airline the theme appears normally: When I have loaded it up in Tmuxline, the theme uses different colors and even Vim looks different: Here's my Tmux ...
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How to split a new window and run a command in this new window using tmux?

I have tried tmux -c "shell command" split-window but it does not seem to work. Using tmux split-window, one can split a new window. UPDATE: Using tmux split-window 'exec ping g.cn' can run the ...
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tmux blocks certain things on my Mac

I really like tmux and use it often so I set the following in my .zprofile: [[ $TERM != "screen" ]] && exec tmux so when I open a new window, tmux will be there for me. However, there are ...
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share existing tmux session

I have a tmux session already running. I have created it just with tmux now I can leave the session and re-enter with tmux a -t 0 how can I share this session with other users? Usually one has ...
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Reorder tmux windows

How can I efficiently reorder windows in tmux? For example, having this set of windows: 0:zsh 1:elinks 2:mutt 3:irssi 4:emacs 5:rss 6:htop What would I have to do to move rss to between ...
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How do I create a simple tmux conf that splits a window?

I'd like to create a simple tmux conf that does the follow. Splits the window/pane/whatever_stupid_terminology horizontally (hsplit) Opens in the top pane tail -f foo Opens in the bottom pane tail -...
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Tmux log output [duplicate]

Im looking for a solution to an issue regarding tmux. One of my scripts ns2server stopped working recently when running start (using tmux) but not in debug mode (not using tmux). I found that using ...
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tmux new pane has home directory as default instead of previous directory

When I press Ctrl+" (create a new pane) while in a pane, which has the PWD /tmp for example, the new pane starts as my home folder ~. I looked at http://unix.stackexchange.com/a/109255/72471 and it ...
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In tmux session, cannot connect to X server after ssh'ing

At work, I have a desktop with a monitor and a few running tmux sessions. At home, I frequently ssh into that desktop and enter my running tmux sessions. When I ssh from home, I do not want to use X11,...
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Is there a way to find out why tmux crashed

I am trying to shift from using VNC to tmux. My tmux keeps crashing at least once in a week and I am clueless why this happens. VNC rarely crashed and this weekly crash is a strong detrimental for me ...
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How can I have my .bashrc only invoke TMUX if it exists on my system?

I use tmux on most boxes, but not all. I have the following line in my .bashrc file: [ -z "$TMUX" ] && export TERM=xterm-256color && exec tmux which invoke tmux if it exists. I ...
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How do you hide a pane?

I have 3 panes in my tmux window: -------------------------- | | 2 | | | | | 1 |----------| | | 3 | | | | ----...
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Tmux Split Panes in the same window

I am new to using tmux in scripting and I am attempting to manipulate it so when I run a script I can have multiple screens attached and split in my Putty session, and also have it color coded and ...
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Have tmux wait until I SSH in, to complete rest of Tmuxinator script

After recently discovering tmux and Tmuxinator, I've been trying to set up a development environment to use. Per protocol, we aren't allowed to store passwords/passphrases in scripts. So what I'm ...
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tmux hightlight colour setting

In tmux, the default highlight setting is a yellow background -- at least on my version and machine. This is when using the mouse on X11 but is the same with the console selection. I cannot find the ...
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How do I change the color of the pane dividing lines in tmux?

I've used the following command to change the color of the status bar at the bottom of the screen: set -g status-bg colour244 But I don't know how to change the color of the lines that divide ...
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How do I re-map the changing pane keys in tmux?

I want Prefix + Up,Down,Left,Right to be mapped to Prefix + Ctrlh, Ctrlj, Ctrlk,Ctrll. I tried: bind-key C-h Left bind-key C-j Down bind-key C-k Up bind-key C-l Right But it didn't really work: ...
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Why does tmux fail to “scroll” when entering a command that exceeds one line? (OSX Terminal.app)

When I use tmux and enter a command that exceeds the line, it fails to redraw the previous line. It simply clears the current line and I can't see what I just wrote. It does only redraw the first line....
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tmux session_name count

Let's say that I created four new tmux sessions (1, 2, 3, and 4). Now, I kill every window in session 2. tmux list-session only show that 1, 3, and 4 are active. If I create a new tmux session, it is ...
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What are valid keys for tmux?

I was trying to learn how to use the bind-key [-cnr] [-t key-table] key command [arguments] better, but was having some trouble figuring out what "valid keys" are for bind-key command. I tried doing ...
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zsh: set TERM=screen-256color in tmux, but xterm-256color without tmux

I need my $TERM to be xterm-256color outside of tmux (in "plain" terminal with zsh), but screen-256color inside tmux. First I tried: add export TERM='xterm-256color' to my ~/.zshrc. add set -g ...
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tmux: ncurses apps are displayed wrong (with garbage and so on) [duplicate]

I have ncurses apps (say, aptitude) working nice in plain xterm (or gnome-terminal, or any other terminal I've tried), but if I run it inside tmux session, screen isn't properly refreshed while I do ...
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Is there a more elegant way to unlink two tmux clients sharing a session from inside tmux?

This is almost a code-review question, but very *nixy and more about configuration than code. For years since I switched to tmux from screen I've had a couple of nagging issues that I could not make ...
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Interrupting very long output in tmux

In a (gnome) terminal, if I cat a file which turns out to be much too long, I can always press Ctrl-c to interrupt. However, in tmux, when the same happens, it takes long for the signal produced by ...
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Make tmux block until program completes

I am impressed by tmux's remote control features: tmux new-window -t p12346 'echo foo;sleep 10' This creates a new window in the session named p12346 and does not print anything on the screen. ...
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How to switch directly to a pane in Tmux?

I'd like to switch directly to a pane in Tmux, by pane #. How can I do this? I know how to cycle between panes, and move to panes that are beside the current pane. I'd like to be able to run the ...
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Finding out whether current alias/function/script is running inside Tmux - with a twist

NB: Yes, I've read How can I tell if I'm in a tmux session from a bash script? How can I find out whether I am running inside a Tmux session from my shell or shell script or shell function or ...
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Use system clipboard in vi-copy mode in tmux

I'm running tmux 1.6 and I'm trying to configure it to use vi-style keybindings as well as use the system clipboard when copying in interactive mode: set-window-option -g mode-keys vi bind-key -t vi-...
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How to quickly send commands to nested tmux sessions?

I have the following in my .tmux.conf set -g prefix M-j bind-key j send-prefix I need to press (Atl+J) + (J) + bound-key to send something to the nested tmux session. I feel it is rather slow. Is ...
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tmux exits immediately after starting

I'm trying to start with tmux but am failing to even run it. Immediately after starting it exits, similar to this question. It happens both without a .tmux.conf, and (following some examples) with ...
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How can I get a tmux session menu from outside a tmux session?

I'm trying to build a wrapper for tmux that presents me with a menu of all available sessions instead of creating a new one. However the man page explicitly says that this is not possible (excerpt ...
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Tmux config not retaining PWD on new-window or window split

So I'm trying to update my .tmux.conf file to reflect the change for -c in new-window. I've added this to my conf and it's not working unfortunately. My new windows and panes always start in ~/: # ...
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How to colorize last window in status line?

I'd like to make the last selected window (the one to which :last-window takes you) to stand out visually. By default it's just marked with an inconspicuous - after the name. Is there a way to set ...
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Getting 256 colors to work in terminal multiplexer

tmux I followed Getting 256 colors to work in tmux: I have alias tmux='TERM=xterm-256color tmux' in ~/.bashrc and also set-option -g default-terminal "screen-256color" in ~/.tmux.conf In konsole: ...
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How to stop tmux capturing key sequences?

My xterm is configured to produce this sequence: Ctrl ~Shift <Key>Tab: string(0x1b) string("[27;5;9~") \n\ Under tmux it almost always does not work (sometimes it passes through). What could ...
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Get TMux scroll buffer contents

With TMux, is there any way to programmatically retrieve scroll buffer content from above the current command line? I'm basically looking to write a bash script to iterate upwards until I find a ...
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Does TMUX have unit tests or a test suite?

I am going through my configuration shell scripts and I have found the make commands to run test suites for pretty much every "big" open source project that I use (vim, zsh...) except for tmux. I can'...
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How can I change the terminal tmux info (lower right) called status-right to username or host?

I have 7 dashes (-------) on the lower right. Can I replace them with something like my name or my host name? This is not about the PS1 prompt. I already have time name host dir there. I use tmux. I ...
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tmux color theme in emacs gtk

When I use emacs -nw I always use it in tmux 256-color mode. tmux applies its default color theme to emacs so it looks like this: For some reason I like that color theme far better than any other ...
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RVM + TMUX—Duplicate entries in $PATH

My Linux terminal config files (.bash_profile, .profile, .bashrc) expand $PATH by prepending some custom directories. This only happens once (and I've also included some ENV vairiable based guards to ...
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tmux client/server version mismatch during distribution upgrade

It has become fashionable to run distribution upgrade in a tmux terminal to avoid remote connection issues or issues with the X server (e.g. opensuse documentation). Yet this does not take into ...
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How to add a horizontal split to tmux window that spans the whole width of the parent window?

When I have a tmux window vertically split into two panes, how can i spawn a new third horizontal pane that stretches over the full width? e.g. How do I get from this: Ctr-b % +–––––––––+–––––––––+ ...
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Can I change tmux status bar color when I hit C-b

I use tmux on the local computer then ssh and use tmux too. I can easily use them both (C-b twice for modifying the second tmux) but for more readability I'd like to highlight the status bar of the ...
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Combining local and remote terminal multiplexing

I use tmux regularly to easily handle multiple terminals on my local machine. Sometimes, I need to connect to a remote machine and start a script in one the terminals (i.e. a pane or window in tmux). ...
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Execute commands on tmux detach

Is it possible to execute commands on tmux detach? I usually have a rails console and server running in the tmux session, on detach is it possible to automatically end those?
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How do I increase my iterm (tmux) window scrollback (not the line scrollback)

When I want to scroll back, i.e. with my mouse (or with PageUp) I can only go up about 43 pages (about 2000 lines). Can I increase that? I have my terminal preference -> "Scrollback Lines" set to ...
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Why does Tmux Space leader also make 2 a leader?

I have a very simple tmux config file that contains the following: set -g prefix C-Space This works great for using my spacebar as a leader, however it also makes C-2 and C-@ leaders. This is ...