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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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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tmux option `xterm-keys` does not enable control+arrows

I cannot make tmux recognize Ctrl-◄ sequence differently from just a left arrow, and the same for the right arrow too. In my ~/.inputrc, I have mapped these sequences (as issued by 2 different ...
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tmux sending strings instead of commands?

I want to send the key combination Ctrl+b, then : to tmux to access the tmux command prompt in the other session. However, when I use the command tmux send -t session C-b : it instead sends the ...
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Aliases and tmux

Aliases defined in .bash_aliases and .bashrc don't work in tmux. Can this be changed in some configuration, so the aliases work under tmux?
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protocol version mismatch (client 8, server 6) when trying to upgrade

I'm trying to upgrade to a newer version (that has a bug fix) than my current 1.6. I am on Ubuntu and recently upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04. Ideally I want to use tmux version 1.8 or even 1.9. I've ...
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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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How can I page up or down in tmux with Terminal.app?

I have tmux installed. But I can not scroll up or down. I.e. as soon as I tmux I get only a portion of the screen and can not scroll up. crtl-b + Page Up does not work since I am in Mac and I can not ...
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Using environment variables in Tmux status bar shell commands

I am attempting to create a tmux status bar which shows three timezones: US Eastern Time :: UTC :: Central European Time. Using the TZ environment variable makes the date command show the time in a ...
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Background color mismatch in vim and tmux

I'm having trouble getting the full range of colors to work in vim when I'm running through tmux. I belive that it's some sort of trouble with TERM variables or 256colors, but I've done everything I ...
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stty settings are pathologically altered

I just set up a new computer, and as usual had to alter the settings in xterm in order to make the delete keys work properly. (Ctrl-H sends ^H, backspace sends ^?, delete sends ^[[3~. This is, of ...
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How to have tmux on startup for both OSX and Ubuntu (including Quake)

I recently updated my Ubuntu 14 system and the update has made it impossible to have tmux started up automatically. In fact the previous setting made it impossible to log into my Ubuntu account(!), ...
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Share a buffer between tmux / vim splits

+-------------+ | | | 1 | | | |=============| | | | 2 | | | +-------------+ Each tmux split has vim open. I would like to do ...
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What does “mouse reporting” mean?

Today I saw a description on iterm2's doc about its tmux integration. It says: To adjust split panes, you have to enable mouse reporting, even if you don't want it otherwise. What does mouse ...
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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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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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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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tmux - how to use mouse to switch panel when using large (27") monitor?

I've used TMUX for a while and I like having the ability to switch panes with the mouse. For some strange reason mouse clicks, e.g. to switch panes. aren't working on the right hand 1/3 of the ...
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tmux.conf embedding a shell script?

In my tmux.conf, I need to start a session with the name of the current user in capitals (this is actually a simplification but it will do as an example). Imagine a fictitious line like this one, ...
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passing tmux variable into shell-command in tmux.conf

I'm trying to edit my bottom left status section of tmux. I would like it to show Session: #{session_name} The current maximum length for this string is set at 20 using this setting ...
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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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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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tmux set-titles doesn't work?

To start tmux on every shell login, the following was added to the ~/.bashrc (on the server): if [ $TERM != "screen-256color" ] && [ $TERM != "screen" ]; then tmux attach || tmux new; ...
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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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tmux exits abruptly right after loading

I just compiled my own version of tmux with libevent. Whenever I run tmux from zsh, tmux starts, but exits quickly returning [exited]. I read here that the problem could be my configuration for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to see the amount of pending data on a unix domain socket?

When I'm logged to a tmux session from two different computers, I'd like to be able to trace the amount of pending data on the sockets of both tmux session. To test this I logged to computer A and to ...
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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 ...