I am logging in to a remote linux machine via ssh, and then I start a batch process in tmux. However, I can't detach from the current tmux session using Ctrl + b + d. So, for starting another tmux session I have to open another terminal, ssh connect and restart the session in the new terminal.

Any suggestions how to solve this?

Edit: When I try to detach by hitting ctrl+b+d there is no reaction

Thanks Roland

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    What stops you from detaching from the tmux session? What happens when you try? Please update your question.
    – Kusalananda
    Mar 14, 2023 at 9:42
  • (1) The default is not Ctrl + b + d, it's Ctrl + b, release, then d. (2) Are you sure Ctrl + b is the prefix? It's the default prefix, one can customize it. Mar 14, 2023 at 10:33
  • @KamilMaciorowski you're absolutely right. In fact, I forgot that, and didn't find it again in the web. I just found "ctrl+b+d". Many thanks Mar 14, 2023 at 10:35

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In fact, I forgot to hit "ctrl + b", release, and then d. I did it without releasing. Thanks to @KamilMaciorowski! Seems to be not well explained in the web.

  • God I'm an idiot, I was hitting control+b, letting b go (but not control), and hitting d. So of course it wasn't working. Thanks!
    – Gaspa79
    Aug 17, 2023 at 13:21

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