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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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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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 ...
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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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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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How do you make tmux count windows starting with 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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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 to get byobu to start at startup with a command executed, as root?

I want when the computer start, a byobu session is started and a command executed in the first window (windows 0), without requiring any user intervention. It is very important that this doesn't ...
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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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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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Command not found using tmux on osh [closed]

I have installed gem pry-remote. The problem I'm having is that the command pry-remote can't be detected when I ran tmux on iterm2 but it's detecting it if I exit tmux. This happened after I updated ...
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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, 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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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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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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tmux and Powerline: working configuration

Background I found very interesting the Powerline project. After several attempts, I managed to get it to work correctly for Vim. Then I did proceed with enabling it for tmux, by pasting the ...
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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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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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How do I get the solarized colour scheme working with gnome-terminal, tmux and vim?

There's a lot of questions around this, but it's because there are so many variables. I had to piece together instructions from many sites before I got this working. First, I could not easily set up ...
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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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tmux bottom bar color change

I recently started to use tmux and like it much, but it's green bottom bar is a bit distracting, is there a way to change its color? or a way to hide it?
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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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How do I run a shell command from .tmux.conf

How do I run a shell command from .tmux.conf, or otherwise automatically when tmux launches, without having to hit any other command? How can I create an alias, a function, or a script which boils ...
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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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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 protocol mismatch with no upgrade [duplicate]

[This question should not be a duplicate of the one asked already. In this case, there has been no upgrades of any OS or tmux version anywhere. If this is going to be marked as duplicate still, please ...
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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 ...
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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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Completion of words on the screen as in VIM (Bash or Tmux)

How can I configure Bash, Zsh or Tmux to complete the last matching identifier on the screen? Consider this common scenario: $ git fetch remote: Counting objects: 16, done. remote: Compressing ...
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Unlimited history in tmux

In your .tmux.conf file you can set the window history with something like: set -g history-limit 4096 Is there a way to set an unlimited history for each window?
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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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Write all tmux scrollback to a file

How can I write all the scrollback in a tmux session to a file? (I know that, ex, capture-panel can grab the current screen… But I want the entire scrollback)
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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.
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Split tmux window with same command

I have a tmux window that I've open with a certain command. Is it possible to split that window with a new pane which also runs the same command, not the default command? The point is to avoid having ...
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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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How can I set my default shell to start up tmux

I would like my default bash shell to go straight into tmux instead of my always having to type tmux every time.
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copy from tmux to any editor not working

I am trying to copy from tmux to my browser. I followed the post Copying between tmux buffers and the system clipboard which tells me to add setw -g mode-keys vi bind-key -t vi-copy 'v' ...
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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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Remap select window 2 in tmux

In tmux you can switch to window 2 with prefix_key + 2. I'd like to press rather prefix_key + u. I tried in .tmux.conf this: bind-key u 2 and this: bind-key u select-window -t 2 Which doesn't ...
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Renumbering windows in tmux

I frequently end up with more than ten windows in tmux. Later on, I close some of my older ones. Is there a way to renumber, say window 15, to window 3 (which doesn't exist anymore)? Or to pack them ...
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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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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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Launch R code from within vim-r-plugin as separate window instead of inside tmux/screen?

I use the vim-r-plugin to write R code in vim. It is a nice plugin and I love that the plugin lets me run code directly from within vim. However, the R prompt is opened in a console which is ...
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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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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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Shift-arrow not working in emacs within tmux

I recently started using tmux (was a screen user before) and I'm loving it, except for one small problem. I use emacs within my tmux session and I am used to using Shift-arrow keys to move between ...
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Disable mouse scrolling in vim with tmux

I'm experiencing the same problem as in this Q&A titled: disabling mouse support in vim in a gnome-terminal environment, where it was found (in the comments for the top answer) the problem wasn't ...