I have been using the terminal for all of my local work, and have only been using tmux when I am ssh'd onto another machine and want to make sure I don't lose work if the connection closes. A software engineer friend of mine says that he runs tmux for everything, including locally. What are the benefits of doing this?

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  • I asked what the benefits of doing this were, not whether one method is better than another. Is that still too broad/do you have a suggestion of how I can pare it down so that it won't be closed? – Andrew Dec 30 '14 at 6:59
  • Well, I wouldn't close this question on the ground of being too broad. Myself I could give several reasons for using screen/tmux all the time. – Arkadiusz Drabczyk Dec 30 '14 at 17:15

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