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 there other terminal emulators that support control mode? I am particularly interested in terminal emulators / SSH clients for Windows that might offer such functionality, but Linux/Unix ones are interesting as well.


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Edit: See the other answer, give a try to EternalTerminal. It has tmux -CC support and can be installed on Linux. It may not be exactly what you need, though.

What you are asking does not seem to be developed on Linux yet with the mainstream terminal emulators:

List not exhaustive; comments are welcome.

Another idea would be to run your dear Iterm2 mac binary in your Linux environment. But the solutions currently available will not support it:

  • Darling ? It uses a Wine-like approach but "At this point, does not yet run OS X application with a GUI"
  • Maloader ? "Running all Mac binaries isn't my goal. Only command line tools such as compiler tool chain can be executed by this loader" .

EternalTerminal has tmux -CC support and connection persistence.


On Windows try ConEmu, for Linux GNU Screen, because tmux sessions are like screen -d -m (other sessions on same instance screen -x)

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