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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Using Ctrl+B in less within tmux

I use the Ctrl+B command prefix in tmux, however this clashes with Ctrl+B in less, which is used for scrolling up a file. How can I get this to work? Do I have to set a different command prefix in ...
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Prevent tmux from starting up on SSH

I would like tmux to create a new-window when I ssh onto a machine from an existing tmux session. However, I do not want a tmux session started on the new machine! I have the following in my .bashrc, ...
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Prevent pane/window from closing when command completes - tmux

In my tmux.conf file I have it configured to open windows, name them, setup panes etc.. etc.. However one issue I have is that if one of the panes launches a command, let's say ls, then the pane ...
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Why might tmux only be capable of attaching once per shell session?

I'm using tmux on a Fedora 8 server (workplace restriction) to monitor several boxes on a stress rack. I noticed that I can only attach to my detached tmux session once per shell session. In order ...
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How to run streamripper and mplayer in a split-screen X terminal, via a single script

I want to run streamripper in its own X Terminal (window), then split the terminal horizontally, and then run mplayer in the lower half. This is simple enough to do manually, but getting a script to ...
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Getting tmux to copy a buffer to the clipboard

I am trying to figure out a decent way to copy what I have in a tmux buffer into my clipboard. I have tried a couple of different things like bind-key p select-pane -t 2 \; split-window 'xsel -i ...
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using environment variables in tmux.conf files

Is it possible to use an environment variable in a tmux.conf file? I am trying to set a default-path to an environment variable. Currently what I am trying is: set -g default-path $MYVAR further I ...
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how to close all panes but the current pane in tmux

I have a key bound to setup panes to my liking, but sometimes things get messed up or out of hand and I want to close all the panes and rerun the script. Is there a simple tmux command to close all ...
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How can I move tmux's status bar to the top?

How can I move tmux's status bar to the top? Can't find it on the man page.
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How can I bind multiple tmux commands to one keystroke?

Specifically I'm trying to give a notification after some command was completed. So, for example, if I reload my configuration file, I'd like to have some confirmation that it worked, which might be ...
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Moving tmux window to pane

How do I move an existing window into a pane in another window in tmux when I have multiple windows, and vice versa? I'm coming from screen, where I can switch to the pane and then switch windows ...
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What are the virtues of multitasking with traditional job control vs Tmux/Screen?

tmux and screen let you run different processes (e.g. vim, a bash script, mysql, psql, etc) in different virtual windows. But traditional Unix job control (using CTRL-z, fg, bg, and jobs) seem to give ...
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When you type a search term in copy mode, is there a way to erase the search term with something like CTRL-U?

I enter into copy mode and do a search of the tmux window buffer with /. This works great, except when I want to do a second search, the original search term appears at the search prompt and I have to ...
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Create new-window with current directory in tmux

Is is possible to open a new-window with its working directory set to the one I am currently in. I am using zsh, if it matters.
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Automatically adjust window width in tmux

Is there a way to set tmux so that it automatically adjusts window width when I switch to the pane so that it will be wide axactly as the longest (visible on screen) line in the file I have open? I'm ...
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Terminal and web browser combination

I often use only two applications, terminal and web browser. I like the tmux application which enables to split a terminal window into more regions. I noticed that I can open lynx in another region ...
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How can I tell if I'm in a tmux session from a bash script?

I like to keep my bash_profile in a git repository and clone it to whatever machines I have shell access to. Since I'm in tmux most of the time I have a user@host string in the status line, rather ...
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How can I run a script immediately after connecting via SSH?

I started to ask this question but answered it while I had it open. I'm going to post this question, follow it up with my solution and leave it open to other potential solutions. <backstory> ...
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Tmux viewport caused by multiple concurrent sessions

When attaching to the same tmux sessions from multiple computers using ssh and tmux attach, my screen looks like: ------------------------- $> |........ |........ ...
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Is it possible to run a Vim clientserver instance over SSH+tmux

I've been a vim junkie for a year or so now and I've got some great little tricks burnt in to my memory. I do a lot of development (at the office) in a terminal on Ubuntu. One of the things I value ...
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Is there a tmux shortcut to go read only?

I've been using screen for years now as a way of ensuring that any remote work is safely kept open in after disconnects/crashes. In fact, as a matter of course, I use screens even when working ...
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Scrollability of text when using tmux?

Scrollability of text in some terminals: | tty | xterm | urxvt | guake | terminator screen | Y | Y | Y | Y | Y tmux | N | N | Y | N | N I notice in this ...
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Running several commands in a screen-split

I have a few long running commands that I would like to run together in the same screen (same tab in the terminal app). My current setup is like this: tmux new-session -d 'cmd1' tmux split-window ...
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How do I bind to Shift+{Left,Right} in tmux?

I'm looking at tmux from screen, and have hit a bump while configuring the (highly configurable!) tmux key bindings. Problem is, in my .screenrc I have bindkey ^[[d prev bindkey ^[[c next bindkey ...
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Is there an equivalent of GNU Screen's “log” command in tmux?

I make heavy use of screen's "log" command to log the output of a session to a file, when I am making changes in a given environment. I searched through tmux's man page, but couldn't find an ...
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What are other ways to share a tmux session between two users?

I'm looking for a clean and easy way to share a tmux session with another user on the same machine. I've tried the -S socket-path option, but it requires opening up all permissions of the socket-path ...
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`$XAUTHORITY` appears from 'nowhere' on su+tmux

When I switched from su+bash to su+tmux+zsh I noticed that I get $XAUTHORITY variable defined as /root/.xauthXXXXXX where XXXXXX are 6 random alphanumeric characters. With previous configuration X ...
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How do I bind the tmux prefix to a Super?

I find even Ctrl+b to be very emacs like but I understand the point. I'm wondering if I could bind it to a single keypress of a key I don't other wise use? namely Super_L (also known as the left ...
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Getting 256 colors to work in tmux

I have 256 colors working just fine in konsole,. I thought I'd give tmux a try because, unlike screen, it seems to support vi mode. However I find that the colors of my prompt show up and this is ...
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tmux vs. GNU Screen

Browsing through questions I found about tmux (I normally used GNU Screen). My question is what are pros and cons of each of them. Especially I couldn't find much about tmux.