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I would like to set date +"%m %d %y" to a variable in my tmux.conf file to set it to set-option -g set-titles-string. How can I store the value of the output of the shell command in tmux.conf and dereference it later?

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  • Were you able to figure out how to do this?
    – Jethro Cao
    Oct 2, 2023 at 17:02

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I needed to do something similar, and was able to figure out how. Using what OP wanted as an example, it'd be something like:

curr_date='#(date +"%m %d %y")'
set-option -g set-titles-string $curr_date

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