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tmux is a terminal multiplexer: it enables a number of terminals (or windows), each running a separate program, to be created, accessed, and controlled from a single screen. tmux may be detached from a screen and continue running in the background, then later reattached.

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wezterm > tmux > nvim colors not forwarded through tmux correctly

I'm currently having the problem that the colors are not forwarded correctly from nvim through tmux to wezterm. I think tmux is to blame since the colors work like expected when I invoke nvim from ...
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Accidentally detached all tmux sessions but the processes are still running

I have no idea what happened here but i deleted /tmp/ and now all my tmux sessions are gone, but for some weird reason the processes that used to be attached to these sessions are still running in the ...
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Bind C-h in tmux copy mode

I'm trying to bind C-h to move to the window on the left. Here is my tmux.conf set -g default-terminal "xterm-256color" bind -n S-down new-window bind -n C-l next bind -n C-h prev bind q ...
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SSHing into remote machine from terminal doesn't ask for password, but through VS Code integrated terminal, it does, Why?

I'm working on a project where I have to run a python script which will open a tmux session with multiple windows, in each one ssh into a different remote machine, and run another python script. I'm ...
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Tmux copy-paste with mouse mode on while using the `less` command

Hopefully this is not already answered, given that there are 100s of question specifically about tmux copy-paste on mouse mode. I am specifically trying to copy text using mouse selection while using ...
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How to setup zsh with fzf history backsearch in tmux (I get zle errors)

I am using tmux with the zsh shell. I try to setup fzf, and I do it like this (inside my zshrc): eval "$(fzf --zsh)" This works, as long as I am not in tmux. I can use Ctrl-R and get the ...
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tmux scrolling enabling fails in msys2

I recently started using tmux (in addition to screen), both in a Linux environment and in msys2 (which is also new to me and for which I cannot install screen). Very similar to screen, starting tmux ...
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How to keep a script running persistently in background

Currently I launch my UDP BitTorrent tracker using the command ./target/release/aquatic_udp -c "aquatic-udp-config.toml" the app shuts down when I close the console. What is the preferred ...
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get access to console of application that is auto started

I have my "c" application which uses a lot of printf to display the necessary information. Application has started automatically at boot time (using init.d or systemd). How I can access to ...
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How to customize tmux list session color scheme? [duplicate]

Please, what are the options to customize tmux list session color scheme? ❯ tmux -V tmux next-3.5 tmux.conf ## COLORSCHEME: spoke (medium) set-option -g status "on" # default statusbar ...
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Move/rebind tmux keybinding to a different key without spelling it out

There is a number of default keybindings in tmux that create menus of various sorts. Apparently, these keybindings open-code the entire menu they are displaying: bind-key -T prefix < ...
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What is the difference of passing an sleep command to tmux new-session -d and not passing anything?

I was playing with an script that sends text to a tmux stdin after this answer (https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/773049/189571 by @Kamil Maciorowski) and I was wrongly doing this tty=$(tmux new-...
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TERM ANSI escape sequences compatibility between xterm and screen although infocmp does not say so

I am making an script in zsh on mac that uses tmux and after the amazing https://unix.stackexchange.com/users/22565/st%c3%a9phane-chazelas answer, I found out that when I use tmux, it uses a different ...
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Redirecting stdout of a script as the stdin of another script/command running in a tmux session

I am adapting Marcus Müller’s answer to a question I asked last week — a script that redirects its stdout to a tmux session in order to render ANSI escape sequences, and then captures the pane render ...
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"tmx" (tmux) erroneously connects to existing session because of prefix matching

I used "tmx" to create a tmux session called "foos" and now I want to create a new session called "foo", where the latter is a prefix of the former. But tmux connects me ...
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systemd service terminates with error because the script (expectedly) returned

Searched extensively, many questions related but none that I found actually worked. So I have a shell script which I want to automate via a systemd service. The script: #!/usr/bin/env bash SESSION=&...
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Is it possible to change the color of the tmux status bar in command mode?

When I type Prefix-: to start typing a command, tmux changes the color of the status bar to dark yellow. A similar effect happens if I push Prefix-, to change the name of a window. Is it possible to ...
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Open a new window in tmux only if no window is opened in the given path, otherwise attach to it

Currently I have my terminal (alacritty) run tmux new -A -s 0 at start to start a new session 0, or attach to it if it already exists. One problem is, I sometimes use open in directory from file ...
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How do I fix Tmux status bar?

I tried a new theme plugin I found from gihub: tmux-tokyo-night. I didn't like it, so I removed the plugin (confirmed with my .tmux.conf file that it was removed) but the broken status bar won't go ...
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How to look up and switch to a pty or pid within tmux?

I have this shell script to figure out from a pid or a tty which tmux window that is: #!/bin/sh if [ -c "$1" ]; then tty="$1" else tty=/dev/$(ps -q "$1" -otty=) ...
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How do I start tmux with N equally-sized, vertically-split panes given an arbitrary list of startup directories?

I want a shell script that will launch tmux with N equally-sized, vertically-split panes, each with its own starting directory, where N is determined by the number of starting directories specified. ...
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Split a tmux window into panes, with one or more panes in a separate terminal window

I know that I can have two different views on the same session using commands described in this post. This is how that would look: monitorA monitorB ┌──────────────────...
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Using virtualenv with Tmux causes it to source additional packages

I previously was sourcing some setup files using my .bashrc file. I've since removed this because I found that it was being concatenated with any virtual environment setup on my PC. I would check this ...
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Can I configure tmux to show seconds of current time upon Prefix t?

On Prefix t (by default Ctrl+b t), tmux displays the time, and it looks something like this: Is there any way to configure this, e.g. to show the seconds, too? I tried setting export LC_TIME="%H:...
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How to enable <Ctrl+Backspace> with Tmux, Neovim and Alacritty to delete the previous word?

I use the alacritty terminal, and neovim editor with tmux. At first Ctrl+Backspace (for deleting a previous) wasn't working at all in the terminal. So added the following line to alacritty.yml: ...
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Cannot create 2 columns with TMUX

This seems create a bunch of rows with a single column. I am trying to create 2 columns, and then all the rows needed. #!/usr/bin/env bash ( unset TMUX export session_uuid="$(uuidgen)" ...
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What causes tmux search to be case insensitive or casesensitive?

When I run a search in the copy paste mode of tmux sometimes it's case insensitive and other times it isn't. I think I know what I do, but I don't understand what causes the search to be case-...
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How to continue journal output to serial console after dev-mqueue.mount is started

So far I managed to get the kernel & systemd to output the first log messages from booting on the system’s serial port. Further, after the boot process is (nearly) completed, journald continues to ...
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Find which tmux session and pane runs a given process ID

Sometimes I'll find a process I started a long time ago from a shell but won't remember from which tmux session and pane I started it. How can I find out, given the process ID, from which session and ...
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tmux scrolling itself is fast, but after some weeks of running the tmux session, the start is slow

when i start scrolling back in tmux with CTRL+b+PgUp it first starts directly, but over time it starts really slow - some minutes untill the backscroll starts. When it is started, everything is ...
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tmux won't unbind Ctrl+b - (Delete the most recent paste buffer) [duplicate]

It seems like I can't unbind/rebind keys. In this scenario, I'm trying to change the split-window keys, but tmux doesn't seem to honor my config file. For example, I'll try to 'split-window -v' via ...
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How to pad the tmux messages by one space to the left?

I am talking about that messages what you get when there is only one window and You try to switch the the next window by pressing C-b n: It prints as |No next window | | but I want it as | No next ...
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tmux: always show session's windows list on left

I would like tmux to always show a list of the session's windows on the left. When I click once on a window in the list, it should switch to that window on the right side (no preview - switch straight ...
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Find the tmux pane that has a certain directory in the directory stack

Sometimes I will lose track of what pane relates to a certain project that I'm working on. This happens most often when I cd out of a project directory and then let the keyboard get cold for an ...
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remap tmux keys to navigate panes as in vim

I navigate panes in vim by hitting Ctrl+w release + an arrow key (left|right|down|up) . I'd like to change my tmux config so the pane navigation is the same as in vim so I don't have to context switch....
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Mouse events not working in Vim on Debian?

If I click on a line, I can see "19m" or "18m" etc. show up in the bottom right of the screen. If I scroll, nothing happens, but shift+click&drag works. set encoding=utf8 ...
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tmux not starting a python script from cron

I am having issues with cron (Debian bullseye - Raspberry Pi 4) not starting a tmux session from a bash script I gave it to run on @reboot. Here is the problematic fragment of my bash script: ...
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validity of imposing tmux on users

If you look at STIG reference V-230349 you will see the full text, which I am about to summarize. The initial statement, or rule title, is RHEL 8 must ensure session control is automatically started ...
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how to source tmux session_id into tmux

I have this: export session_uuid="$(uuidgen)" remove_session() { tmux kill-session -t "$session_uuid" } export -f remove_session trap remove_session TERM INT SIGINT SIGTERM ...
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Tmux set-hook session-attached doesn't work with choose-tree mode

I've sat a hook in .tmux.conf. The assumption was it should reconnect last SSH session after tmux session was attached. The problem is it works only when attaching session using tmux a -t session_name....
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Copy all text in a tmux pane?

How can I copy all the text in a tmux pane? Pressing Ctrl + b and ] I can select a portion of text, but it is cumbersome to scroll all the way to the top in a long pane. Is there an easier way to ...
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Get current directory of last tmux pane

I'm looking for a tmux command to obtain the current directory (#{pane_current_path}) of the last focused pane, that doesn't require switching to it and switching back. The following works: tmux last-...
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tmux new-window command plus argument including spaces - bash var

I'm trying to execute a command on a new tmux window. A simple console/terminal pdf reader. The script needs argument, a PDF file, the file name may include spaces. I've tried this: #!/bin/bash tmux ...
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TMUX pane not fitting to terminal size

I am trying to use tmux on Kali linux and I maximize my terminal size. When I start tmux with the following command the pane does not fit to the terminal size: tmux new -s session As seen in the ...
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How to prevent user input and create a read-only mode in tmux window?

I would like to create a read-only mode for a specific window within a tmux session. I want to prevent any user input or interactions in that window, effectively making it read-only. Changing the ...
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Is there a way to customize the keys in tmux's "choose mode"?

From tmux's manual - Choose mode, which allows an item to be chosen from a list. This may be a client, a session or window or pane, or a buffer. This mode is entered ...
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tmux behave differently between the command lines and equivalent config file (.tmux.conf)

tmux behave differently between the command lines and equivalent config file (.tmux.conf) command line: bash$ tmux new \; split-window -h \; config file (.tmux.conf), (and then, in the command line, ...
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Does tmux run-shell support interactive shell?

I know tmux run-shell can execute shell: $ tmux run-shell "echo start; echo \${var}end" start end But what if I want my shell could work interactively or read some user input, $ tmux run-...
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How to stop background jobs in subshell with infinite loop?

In my tmux session over SSH, I ran: ( \ ( while true; do echo subsubshell1 && sleep 5; done ) & \ ( while true; do echo subsubshell2 && sleep 10; done ) & \ wait; \ ) ...
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Cannot copy text from tmux integrated terminal in update 1.82.2

I solved this issue of copying text from tmux window inside Visual Studio Code's integrated terminal by holding Option key but with the latest upgrade to 1.82.2 I am not able to copy the text from ...
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