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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How to preview image in tmux in iTerm2

iTerm2 is able to display images within the terminal. I'm using the imgcat script and it works fine, but when I'm inside of tmux it does nothing. Is there a way to be able to preview images inline in ...
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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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using multiple terminal x-windows with one tmux session

I usually work with 2 monitors that are not quite vertically aligned (I have a benchtop power supply under my left monitor), but I want to have 4 terminal windows side-by side on my screens which I ...
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Run console printing command after tmux starts up

I'm starting tmux from zsh with the window split into two panels. The only issue I'm having is screenfetch starts up and prints to both windows. Ideally I only want it printing on the left window. I ...
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Urxvt and tmux - set window title

When I use tmux from urxvt, window title is not updated. Normally when I use just urxvt, window title is updated every time I change directory and it is in form of "$USER@$HOST:$PWD", but when I run ...
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tmux send-key x3270 functionality

I am trying to use: # start x3270 session tmux new-session -d -n x3270 'x3270 localhost 3270' # sleep 3s echo "send first logon" tmux send-keys -t x3270 "logon" Enter This is not working... Is ...
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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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tmux script to launch several commands

How can I write the following in a bash script? tmux # Start tmux session. compass watch /path/to/project1/compass/ # Run the first process. Ctrl + B, " # Split the pane. compass watch /path/to/...
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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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how to get a “parent-child” relationship with tmux panes and windows

Essentially I'm trying to mimic fork when I split a window or create a new one from an existing tmux session. For example lets say you enter a shell in gnome-terminal and then launch a new gnome-...
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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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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 -b'...
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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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Change tmux pane title to current folder name

By default, tmux sets the current pane title as the active command (ex:vim), even if allow-rename is off. I want to change it to current folder name (basename $PWD). Note that I do not want to ...
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Use system clipboard in vi-copy mode in tmux

I'm running tmux 1.6 and I'm trying to configure it to use vi-style keybindings as well as use the system clipboard when copying in interactive mode: set-window-option -g mode-keys vi bind-key -t vi-...
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tmux ctrl-k to erase the line from cursor to end of line

Outside tmux I use ctrl-k to erase the line in my terminal with zsh from the cursor to end of line. When I'm in tmux it doesn't work. Below is my tmux.conf: set-option -g prefix C-a # From: https://...
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How can I re-attach to the first detached tmux session or create a new one if none exists when connecting via SSH?

For GNU screen I've been using this alias to achieve this behavior: alias ssh12='ssh -X me@192.168.2.12 -t "screen -R || screen -RR"' Now that I've switched to tmux I am wondering how to achieve ...
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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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Vim goes haywire inside tmux

I am using vim-airline and have enabled tab line. I have set TERM=screen-256color in .tmux.conf and I can see that being printed in and out of tmux. Vim with airline works perfectly fine outside of ...
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Powerlines fonts get weird after rebooting

My configuration : Fedora 23 KDE Plasma x64 My terminal emulator : Yakuake with Tmux Context : I recently changed my Oh My ZSH! theme for agnosterzak. This theme needs a Powerline font. I tried a ...
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How to use SystemD to run a game server 24/7?

I'm relatively new to Linux (CentOS 7.2). I'm trying to get my Hurtworld servers to run from systemd so I can use that nice restart=always feature. However to get multiple HW servers running, I ...
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Bad utf8 display with tmux

When I press the "é" key multiple times on my keyboard, here is what tmux print (notice the spaces) : arcanis@~ > é é é é é é é é é é é é é It also broke emacs when the file contains utf8 ...
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Ctrl + arrow keys working in tmux

When I SSH in to our server, control + arrow sequences are working fine for me: Ctrl + V then Ctrl + up, down, right, left gives ^[OA, ^[OB, ^[OC, and ^[OD respectively. In tmux, I get ^[[A, ^[[B, ^[[...
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VIM solarized color scheme looks wrong when using tmux

I am trying to use the solarized color scheme in VIM using gnome terminal (Ubuntu). When I run vim without tmux, it looks great, see below: If I add the following commands to my .bashrc # tmux ...
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Updated my arch linux server and now I get tmux: need UTF-8 locale (LC_CTYPE) but have ANSI_X3.4-1968

I recently updated my Arch Linux server and during that process tmux got updated. I was using tmux while the upgrade was going on and used it afterwards, but all during the same SSH session. Now, ...
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New Tmux Panes go to the same directory as the current pane; new tmux windows go to home directory?

Can anyone help me set up this configuration? If I create a new pane, the new pane should start out in the same working directory as the pane I was just in. If I create a new window, the new window ...
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Benefits of using vim buffers over tmux panes / dwm terminals

What are the benefits of using vim buffers over separate instances in several terminals? I've been using vim for quite some time, but at the same time I've been using tiled window manager (dwm/xmonad)...
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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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In tmux how do I create a new pane with the right pwd while running a command in the parent pane?

If I create a new pane B from pane A and I'm not running any commands in A then B gets created with the same pwd as A which is what I want. However if while creating the new pane I'm running a bash ...
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Does a terminal multiplexer have any benefit when used with a tiling window manager?

Both terminal multiplexers (screen, tmux) and keyboard-driven tiling window managers (ratpoison, dwm, xmonad) provide similar functionality. Is there any benefit in using both at the same time? What ...
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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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Different vim colors and styles in Tmux and Gnome

I am using tmux, and recently found out that the same vim colorshemes inside and outside of tmux have different colors Left is tmux in gnome-terminal, right is plain gnome-terminal, gnome-terminal ...
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How to run multiple programs in one single terminal window?

I would like to write a script that runs multiple programs/commands 'program1', 'program2', 'program3'... in a mosaic of terminal in one single window using gnome-terminal and also using tmux (I mean ...
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Tmux to create a window if it doesn't exist yet

Is it possible to configure tmux so that when you want to switch to a window that doesn't exist, it creates the window and then switches (avoiding Ctrl-b c) ?
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Tmux shortcut problem

While using Tmux, I tried to maximise the current pane using <prefix> z, and had a bit of a keyboard fail and accidently held down the prefix keys while pressing z, instead of letting go of the ...
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What is tmux's “message-command”?

I've been trying to figure out how to change the background color of the command prompt in tmux's copy mode. It defaults to black on orange, at least on my setup. I changed the color of the command ...
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Tmux bindings using Ctrl+comma

In OSX, on iTerm2, I can map Ctrl/Cmd/Opt+, or Ctrl/Cmd/Opt+. to hex codes that go to next or previous tmux windows. How can I use Super/Meta/Ctrl and comma/dot key presses on Linux to produce the ...
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Tmux: <Crtl>-b doesn't work

Every time I start tmux and then press Ctrl+b, the terminal prints ^B. I am using Windows to connect to Raspberry Pi. I have tried Putty and Bitvise. EDIT: finally I found a imperfect solution. # ...
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How to get guake to update background characters?

This is actually a problem that also goes on with screen. Here is what it looks like (in mutt): When running a terminal application that builds an updated interface from Guake, tmux and screen don'...
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How do I split a tmux window into thirds?

I like to use a tall terminal window on the right side of my monitor and I wonder if there's a nice way to divide it into even vertical thirds.
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how to echo/print block by block

I just started using tmux and butterfly and I need to scroll one panel. I tried Ctrl + b + ↑ but it scrolled the whole terminal instead of one panel. Is there any command line to display my ...
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tmux: inner window notify outer session

Inside a tmux session I nest another tmux session, on a remote computer. I was wondering if there is a way for the inner tmux to notify the outer when a process is completed. In both (remote, local) ....
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Create pane occupying half of the screen

Let's say I have an arbitrary layout of tmux panes in a window. +------------------------------+ | | | | | | | ...
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After 2nd tmux pane windows can't be opened

For the 1st pane on tmux, I had to do this but can open a window. For 2nd and all the rest of panes, I can't open windows. For example: $ echo $DISPLAY localhost:10.0 $ meld . & [1] 466 ...
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tmux: how to bind a key to launch shell command?

I use tmux to develop, with two panes: one to edit the code, and one to compile it. I need to switch pane very often to launch the compile command (say "mvn install"). How can I bind a key (say "Ctrl+...
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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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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+ 11:...
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tmux not printing ANSI colors in status bar

I'm using Mac OSX Yosemite, and I use istats to get CPU temperatures: I wanted to put my CPU temperature in my tmux status bar, so I made my tmux config the following: As you can see, when I ran :...
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How can I find where tmux is installed on my computer? I would like it to autostart when bash starts

I know that this exists. But it isn't working, and when I try to find tmux in the "bin" directories of my computer, it doesn't find it. How is it working when I enter tmux into terminal then? UPDATE:...
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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 ...