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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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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Format tmux's pane_current_path

I'm trying to set my tmux window's title to be the current directory that I am in. Now pane_current_path is perfect for this, but it prints the full path in my machine. Is it possible to run ...
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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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xinitrc: starting xterm with tmux causes all windows to share same geometry

I have xterm with tmux open upon startup of X11 with the following line in my xinitrc file: xterm -e tmux & However the -e tmux causes all windows to assume the geometry of the first -geometry ...
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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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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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Monitor exit code in tmux

Is there a way to update tmux window attributes based on command exit status? Similar to activity monitoring, I would like the title to change color when a command exits, say, green for success and ...
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In tmux, is it possible to list all panes in all windows?

Say, I got two windows, Window 1 contains 2 pane (1, 2), Window 2 contains 3 panes(1,2,3), and I'm in pane 1 in Window 1, and I want to jump directly into the pane 2 in Window 2, PREFIX w which is ...
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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 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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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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How to detect TMux level

Is there any way to detect how many levels of tmux I'm currently in? I've been able to hack it with 2 levels by simply checking [[ -n "$SSH_CLIENT" && -n "$TMUX" ]], so I can have one level on ...
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Simulating GNU Screen's shelltitle in tmux

I'm trying to simulate GNU Screen's shelltitle feature in tmux. I have the following in my ~/.bashrc: if [[ "$TERM" == screen* ]]; then SCREEN_ESC='\[\ek\e\\\]' else SCREEN_ESC='' fi ...
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Reset background to transparent with tmux?

I recently set up tmux-powerline and noticed that the background color on the status-left, if changed, refuses to go back to default and transparent (if transparency is enabled). I was able to fix ...
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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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tmux causing bold fonts in vim

I have installed tmux with vim, using the solarized colorscheme and airline plugin. All is good until I start tmux, where all the font turns bold and the airline status bar is looking weird. I have ...
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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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Is it possible to share the tmux buffer across sessions?

I typically have 2-3 tmux sessions running on my server, and almost always have 2 up at a time, 1 on each monitor. Occasionally I want to take something I copied from one session and paste it into ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How can I bind Ctrl-Alt-[0-9] in Tmux?

I am able to bind Ctrl-Alt-[a-z] using M-C-a, M-C-b etc. However, when I attempt to bind Ctrl-Alt and a number key I get: .tmux.conf: 45: unknown key: M-C-0 Any idea why? I'm running tmux ver 1.7 ...
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GNU screen :fit equivalent in tmux

I'm experiencing this problem where I've attached a single tmux session at multiple terminals with differing console sizes. Is there a solution to rid of the view-port without having to disconnect ...
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Tmux is not able to distinguish between insert and shift-insert

Insert when in xterm, gives ^[[2~ and, Shift+Insert gives ^[[2;1~ All this is good until I start tmux. Note that the $TERM variable remains the same, so this issue should not be related to ...
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GNU screen, tmux, dvtm - none work as ordinary user

I bought cheapest vps for teamspeak hosting and I have strange issues with demonizing it's process. None of screen tmux and dvtm work for ordinary user, but they work witout a charm for root. As far ...
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How does one include the session-name in status bar for byobu-tmux?

I'd like to include the session name of my current tmux session in the status bar. There's nothing in ~/.byobu/status that allows me to do this and including the tmux configuration directive #S in the ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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How to see the variables current value of a running matlab process on tmux?

I have a matlab process in tmux which is running for days. Actually I need to see the values of calculated variables till now. I thought that, it is good(if possible) to duplicate the process and then ...
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Unbind c-n and c-p from tmux

I want to totally unbind the next-window and previous-window command from tmux, here is what I have in my tmux conf unbind C-n unbind n unbind C-p unbind p It works well on ubuntu, but on Mac it ...
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Why is tmux opening a new terminal window?

When I start tmux in my i3 / termite / zsh environment the default pane with the zsh prompt inside it is launched in a seperate window instead of the window in which I started tmux. Additionally I ...
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How to use Ctrl+mouse click in tmux?

Due to the change in Tmux2.1, I need to remap my mouse's middle click to tmux's paste: bind -T root MouseDown2Pane run -b "tmux paste-buffer" However, I also would like to enable using Ctrl (or ...
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How can I use color output in a tmux run-shell command?

I've bound a key to run a script with tmux's run-shell command, but I can't find any way to use color output. normal ansi codes do not work, e.g. echo -e "\e[32mblah blah\e[0m" tmux formatting does ...
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How can I prevent tmux from blocking when I scroll up?

tmux is awesome, but I'm often in situations where scrolling up causes (admittedly minor but still undesirable) problems. For instance, I have a node.js server running in one window, and BrowserSync ...
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How do I terminate Aptitude safely

I have a TMux session with Aptitude open. The Aptitude process has been "killed" several times with STOP/CONT. Now it doesn't react to the Q key. Instead a 'q' is printed on the top-left corner of the ...
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Is it possible to style tmux on a per-session basis?

I set up 2 tmux sessions to work on different parts of a project (switching back and forth frequently). As their layout are pretty similar, I would like to set different status-bar color to help me ...
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Binding mouse buttons in tmux

Has anyone managed to bind mouse buttons to custom functions in tmux? According to the manual this should work: bind-key -n MouseDown2Pane paste-buffer This should let me take text that was ...
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tmux select-pane -LDUR command - disable auto-cycling behavior

Is it possible to disable the behavior which causes selecting a pane on opposite side of a tmux window if there are no more panes left in a direction select-pane command was originally triggered at? ...
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Can multiple users issue commands simultaneously using tmate with seperate cursors in the same session?

I've just installed tmate and tmate-slave on a VM and am wondering if when more than one user is part of the session, can tmate allow both users to work in synchronous mode, meaning each has their own ...
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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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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 ...