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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What is the gnome-terminal ANSI escape sequence for “CTRL + arrow/s”?

I am trying to configure my bash ~/.inputrc to these settings (Note: ←, → mean the left and right arrow keys) Ctrl + ← - should jump back a word Ctrl + → - should jump forward a word Currently I ...
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Jump to last prompt in terminal (or tmux)

In a terminal, are there any shortcuts to jump to a previous/next prompt? Scrolling up and trying to find the start of a log slows down my workflow. I'm using iTerm on OSX, but this should be ...
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tmux status line and current path format

Tmux has an option to have the #{pane_current_path} as a name for the current pane in the status line. This is great but has two short falls for me: $HOME is not displayed as ~. I only really need ...
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Tmux: Unzoom pane when switching to another pane

In tmux, prefix + z toggles the active pane between zoomed / unzoomed. Also, the tmux-pain-control plugin allows moving to another pane (same window) with prefix + i/j/k/l. Now, when from a zoomed ...
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Makikng Alt + h switch to the left pane in tmux

I'm trying to make Alt-h switch to the left pane in tmux. The following does not work: bind -n M-h select-pane -L Pressing Alt-h in cat generates the following in my terminal: $ cat ^[h That is, ...
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Getting Alt to Work in the Terminal with Tmux and Vim

I'm trying to make Alt + h/j/k/l switch tmux panes and vim windows. Yet for some reason my terminal (xfce4-terminal) and and Alt do not play nicely with each other. I got Alt + h/j/k/l to switch ...
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Tmux line wrap indicator

I would like to see at a glance where my tmux terminal dynamically wraps output lines: A wrapped line currently looks like this: This is a very long sentence that did not fit on one screen line. ...
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Get current memory usage of a tmux session

As the title says. I need a way to the used memory of a current tmux session. I am not sure if that is even possible. I am using tmux to start multiple minecraft servers I'd like to know each servers ...
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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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Why does mutt hang when running gpg in tmux?

I run mutt in tmux and when I run gpg to sign or encrypt, gpg shows a blank screen where I would expect to type my passphrase. I've straced gpg and it shows that it's hanging waiting on a socket ...
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Is there a tmux equivalent of “screen -D -R”

I would like to know if there is a way to get tmux to behave like screen -D -R so I could say, have the command as a default command in Putty. These screen switches would force detach of an existing ...
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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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tmux doesn't passes correctly ctrl-shift-arrow sequences

Tmux doesn't passes correctly the ctrl-shift-arrow sequences. It doesn't work on emacs, and when I use sed -n l, I see it displays the escape sequence of the arrow key alone instead of the full ...
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tmux unable to start a new session? “1;2c”

Introduction I just installed tmux onto my CentOS 7 machine, but I have encountered a bewildering issue. Whenever I try to attempt to start up a session using tmux or tmux new -s session-name, it ...
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Detach from tmux and rotate to ssh without dropping exec?

I've been using tmux launched by default as part of my shell at all times for some time now and find it very convenient. At the same time ssh'ing from inside tmux to another system is not ideal ...
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Reload of tmux config not unbinding keys (bind-key is cumulative)

I've been experimenting with different tmux keybinding settings and I've noticed the following: If I reload my tmux config (from within tmux) the keybindings I once had loaded will remain loaded. The ...
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Configure tmux to use zsh

Right now I have my iTerm session configured to use zsh (/usr/local/bin/zsh), but I'm trying to configure tmux to use zsh as well, instead of /bin/bash/, which it's currently defaulting to. So far ...
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Running screen inside tmux

I need to run an instance of screen inside tmux because there's a script I need to run that uses a complex .screenrc to run several commands in parallel and monitor them. This works on some of my ...
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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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Why do you need screen/tmux to keep a remote program running

When I ssh to a server and start a script that is supposed to run for several days, it stops executing some time after I log off. Why? I suppose the server runs 24/7. And what does screen/tmux do to ...
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How to make tmux count windows starting from 1 instead of 0?

I was able to make GNU Screen start counting windows with the number 1 instead of the default 0 with this code in my .screenrc: # Get rid of screen 0 bind c screen 1 bind ^c screen 1 bind 0 select 10 ...
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Why can't I resize my panes in tmux with the current bindings that I have?

I was trying to set up my key binding in tmux so that I can resize my panes without having to type the whole command. Currently I have it set up as: bind-key -n S-Left resize-pane -L 1 bind-key -n ...
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How to scroll while Holding Shift to copy in tmux?

I have Mouse mode set to on in Tmux so that I can make use of the scroll wheel using set-window-option -g mode-mouse on. However if I want to copy the output of a particular command which spans more ...
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Remapping Ctrl-P to Ctrl-O for getting the previous command?

I am using zsh with tmux and I like to have Ctrl-P as a shortcut to 'previous pane'. I would however still keep the original 'previous command' functionality of Ctrl-P and map it to Ctrl-O. How can I ...
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When exiting the last terminal in a tmux session can it switch to another?

When I exit the last terminal in a tmux session it will automatically close tmux and return me to the parent terminal. Is it possible to instead have tmux switch to another, already running, session ...
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tmux status-bar #(pwd) doesn't reload

I have a problem with tmux 2.1 status bar. As the man explain I'd write in ~/.tmux.conf it: set -g status-right "#(/bin/pwd) %R %d/%m/%g" set -g status-interval 1 so, after I start tmux in status ...
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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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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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Fullscreen TMUX session selection

I've found TMUX's choose-tree command to be quite useful when navigating between sessions, but I dislike it only displaying inside of the current pane. I'd prefer it to overtake my entire screen. ...
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tmux start process if not already running

In my .zshrc, I have a bit of logic that will automatically start a tmux session or, if sessions are already running, prompt to attach to one of them or create a new one and attach to that. This all ...
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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 detach session remote

I run at first terminal tmux, then I run another terminal with tmux and attach to session which I run at first terminal. First is smaller than second and I can't go to it to do something. How to ...
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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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Bind ALT key in Tmux to move across panes

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I would like to bind ALT + <hjkl> in tmux to move across splits. I've seen this plugin that allows you to move across panes with CTRL + <hjkl> but I would like ...
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Maximizing tmux session shows weird ANSI Sequences

I have a tmux session inside Putty. It was fine for past many months, but now I see a strange thing. When I maximize a normal Putty window, and if cursor is not on a new line, then I get some weird ...
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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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Getting stuck in overwrite mode in Tmux

I'm connecting to a remote server from Windows using a variety of ssh clients: Putty, MobaXTerm, FireSSH. I'm doing something, I don't know what, that puts me permanently in overwrite (insert) mode in ...
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tmux refuses to split

I'm fairly new to tmux. I tried to google a solution but no luck. My problem is that after I (sucessfully) split my window vertically for the first time, the second attempt to split the window fails. ...
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remote osx split panes in ubuntu byobu

My Problem I have OSX 10.10, connect to a byobu in ubuntu 14.04 over ssh. I want to split panes vertically & horizontally. But ctrl+F2 & shift+F2 just gives me beep sound. Additional Info ...
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tmux reEnter to a session and save a session

\ I am a new ubuntu user. kindly, using ubuntu (terminal) I could open tmux session and open my R program then run the script, the script prints text on the scree. my question(s) are: how to re enter ...
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Tmux raspbian installation

i have installed tmux on my pi (raspbian jessie) it has installed ok but when I ssh from osx command + b + " doesn't work, or any other command for that matter. Do I need to create a config file?
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After losing ssh connection to box with tmux running, shell is garbled

I have tmux running on a box I ssh into. From my tmux session, I have various panes and ssh connections open to other boxes. When I lose my ssh to the box with tmux running, I often see garbled text ...
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How do I cycle through panes inside a window in tmux like in screen?

I thought Tmux - move window to pane was the same question but it doesn't seem to be. Coming from using GNU screen regularly, I'm looking for tmux to do the same things. On of the things I do ...
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Tmux displays “<xzy not ready>” in the status bar

I'm using iTerm 2 nightly and I have the following tmux config setting for the left status bar: set -g status-left "#[fg=green]#h @ #[fg=cyan]#(extip | awk '{print \"ip \" $1}') ...
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tmux copy mode search highlight

Is there any way to highlight the searched term in tmux copy mode? Below is my tmux config: # remap prefix to Control + a set -g prefix C-a unbind C-b bind C-a send-prefix bind a send-prefix # ...
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How do I highlight a search result in tmux?

When I search a terminal window in tmux, it sets the cursor the keyword search, but doesn't highlight the matching word. Screen used to do this, and it was much easier to visually find a match. ...
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Copy text in byobu when the mouse is “off”

I recently started using byobu with tmux as a backend. I have learned that AltF12 toggles "mouse mode" off and on. When "mouse mode" is on, I can select text with my mouse and paste it with the middle ...
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Clear to end of line uses the wrong background color in tmux

In ZSH prompt expansion, the command %E is supposed to "Clear to end of line." This works: However, it does not work in tmux: The issue seems to be with BCE (Background Color Erase). In screen, I ...
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How to use vim-slime from within a single tmux session?

I'm trying to integrate ipython and vim through a single tmux session using the popular vim plugin "vim-slime." The problem is that while I can get it to work fine provided that vim is opened in a ...
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Vim losing ability to copy to client clipoard over SSH

I have setup vim to be able to yank text from the server instance of vim to the clipboard on My client's operating system (through the SSH connection). The basic setup is Client side ...