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) .tmux.conf I ve set:

set-option -g visual-activity off

I know that it may sounds impossible but I was wondering whether there are any plugins that do this.

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You can always, at the end of your process, send the special "alert" or bell character, eg with

$ echo -en '\a'

and this should make the outer tmux session window beep or flash if you configure your terminal for a visible bell. On the inner tmux you might need to have the bell propagated with

set-option bell-on-alert on 

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