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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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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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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tmux, TERM and 256 colours support

Introduction My question arises from the necessity of understanding why I have now (after multiple trials) Terminal and tmux supporting 256 colours and tput colors telling me there are only 8 of ...
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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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Escape sequences in output of script called from ncurses application

I'm currently running mcabber as my Jabber client (which uses ncurses) in a tmux session on my homeserver. Locally i run iTerm2 as a terminal emulator, which supports the triggering of growl ...
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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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Execute a process in the current pane, redirecting stdio to/from the pane

GNU Screen has a command called exec that will launch a subprocess and optionally let you do things with its file descriptors, including tying them in your window. I frequently use :exec !! sx -b ...
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Set tmux status line color based on hostname

I'd like tmux to pick a color dynamically based on the hostname of the machine. Since I share my tmux.conf across several machines, assigning an unique color for each of those hosts would be handy ...
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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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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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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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tmux: shared session, one user in a pane, another in another pane, two different cursors

I've decided to try tmux: have been reading the docs and googling around, trying to find a way to have two users sharing a session, each with a different cursor. However, giving 777 permissions to ...
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tmux with iterm2 attach a remote session

I'm using the Tmux integrating with ITerm2, which can create a tab in ITerm 2 for each window created by Tmux. But somehow this doesn't make much sense for the usual SSH scenario, where we first SSH ...
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tmux status-bar corrupted after catting a binary file, how to reset?

I accidentally screw up my tmux terminal after cating a binary file. Now my tmux is messed up. Detaching and re-attaching doesn't help, nor does a redraw (C-b r). Running reset only redraws the active ...
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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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How do I drop to a shell after exiting a command I started by scripting tmux?

I'm following this tutorial for scripting the creation of tmux windows. tmux new-window t $SESSION:0 -k -n MAIN 'cd ~/main/ && perl -Ilib myapp' sometimes I kill myapp after I've started ...
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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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tmux exits immediately after starting

I'm trying to start with Tmux but failing to even run it. Immediately after starting it exits. looked like It's the same as this question It happens both without a .tmux.conf and (following some ...
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How to start tmux with attach if a session exists

If I use tmux attach I can attach to a running session but if there is no session running, I only get the error no sessions How can I automatically start a new session if there is none running? ...
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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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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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Error when running TMUX under CYGWIN

When I run tmux in cygwin command line I get the error: $ tmux 0 [main] tmux 6688 C:\cygwin64\bin\tmux.exe: *** fatal error - NtCreateEvent(lock): 0xC0000077 Hangup I tried to reinstall tmux ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to terminate tmux session and processes it spawned

I noticed that i have a running process and I think it's because i initialized the process in byobu which is using tmux. ps aux | grep sidekiq 1000 13786 0.0 0.0 8108 900 pts/4 S+ ...
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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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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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How can I make C-j send a newline in the tmux command line?

I have grown fond of using C-j instead of <ENTER> to send newlines. Unfortunately, in the tmux command line (invoked with prefix-: by default), C-j does not do anything, even with set -gw ...
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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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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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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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How do I prevent tmux from wrapping around when searching?

When I am in edit mode in a tmux pane and I do a search, once it reaches the end, it goes back to the beginning. Is there any setting to prevent this?
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How to add tmux confirm prompt when I kill a window?

I see in tmux's list-keys: bind-key & confirm-before -p "kill-window #W? (y/n)" kill-window I use tmuxinator, and will often go overboard on the Ctrl-D, where I accidentally close a window. Is ...
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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. ...
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tmux vim colorscheme background is not showing

I have installed tmux but now text mode vim colorschemes do not fill the background colour properly. Here is how it looks with colorscheme xoria256 in the normal Ubuntu 14.10 terminal: And here ...
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Tmux eats control tab sequence

I have ctrl-tab (i.e. ^[[27;5;9~) assigned to switch tabs in vim. It works directly under xterm, but when I also run tmux this sequence works only occasionally. I suppose it is because tmux captures ...