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Questions tagged [tmux]

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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Does tmux kill-server shut down running applications gracefully?

Using the tmux command kill-server one can immediately shut down the tmux server and close all open tmux windows. How does this affect the processes still running inside the various tmux windows? Will ...
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Linux Startup Script Errors

I am trying to make a startup script, but when I run top, I don't see it running. Here is my startup script: #!/bin/bash # /etc/init.d/mystartupscript.sh cd /home/ubuntu/gvite tmux new "sudo ./gvite" ...
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Tmux - Open a new session in another terminal window without blocking the calling terminal

I'm writing a bash script. From the script, I want to run tmux new-session -s name The tmux should open in another terminal without blocking the calling terminal's input. On the main terminal window ...
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Terminating infinite-loop script embedded in tmux status bar

I have an infinite while loop bash script embedded in tmux status bar. In ~/.tmux/conf: set -g status-right '... #(path/loop.sh) ...' Tmux seems to run this script with sh -c. After tmux started: $ ...
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tmux key bindings don't work the same on mac vs linux

I have the following in my Tmux.conf: 30 # switch panes using Alt-arrow without prefix 31 bind -n M-Left select-pane -L 32 bind -n M-Right select-pane -R 33 bind -n M-Up select-pane -U ...
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how to send notifications to clients that connect to the same tmux session?

I have a python script running on a server (let's called box A) inside a tmux session. I ssh into box A from Box B and connect to this tmux session. My question is how do I send some kinds of ...
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Show output for n commands in parallel

Is there a shell command to show the output of n given commands in parallel? I have n log-view commands (where n can be different at the startup time) and I like to show their output in parallel. It ...
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Split Tmux window simulating vim's nosplitbelow and nosplitright behaviour

Tmux has normal keybindings to split terminals horizontally and vertically. But it splits right and below the currently active pane. Is there a way to split the currently active pane so that the new ...
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Changing the word on the right of the window's name

Here is my display when I hit META+W (0) - code: 2 windows (attached) (1) ├─> 0: vim-M (1 panes) "x230" (2) └─> 2: node* (1 panes) "��{d6�ME?�g��a���" I'm wanting to know how to fix the ��{...
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tmux not working with Bash [closed]

I am using macOS with tmux downloaded from source and Homebrew. When starting tmux both times I installed it, it gives me a blank screen with the bar at the bottom. I can use tmux commands but a bash ...
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tmux: Send and execute highlighted code in other pane

I want to have two tmux panes going - the first could have one of several programs in it (often, but not always, vim) and the second will have an interactive session in R, python, or bc. The two ...
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Tmux: do not resize layout when create new pane

I have two panes like: |__|____ that _ is just a placeholder. now when I create a new pane that the active pane is |____, but this pane is shift to become like: |_|__|__ that I really want it ...
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Binding CTRL+Right and CTRL+Left in tmux to mimic bash behaviour

Under bash, if I use the key combination CTRL+< or the combo CTRL+> within a whitespaced string, the cursor will jump from word-to-word, either left or right. Under tmux this behavior is not ...
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tmux change default working directory of a session without attaching

I'm looking for a way to do something like this without attaching to the session. tmux attach-session -c <directory> -t <session> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Per tmux(1), there ...
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Pass tmux selection to a shell command?

To have the vim-like, mouseless copy and paste in tmux, I have this snippet in my .tmux.conf. setw -g mode-keys vi unbind [ bind Escape copy-mode unbind p bind p paste-buffer bind -t vi-copy v begin-...
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Big clock on whole screen in centos-7

I was going to write command tmux detach but I accidentally pressed some other key/ key combinations and saw a big clock on the whole terminal. There was just time printed and nothing else. I don't ...
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Have tmux not ask for sudo password for a process in session (authenticate beforehand)?

I have already seen [SOLVED] Why sudo asks for user password in tmux/ssh session? · GitHub Gist, and it looks like this is there by design, but I thought I'd ask anyways: Say I use a command like ...
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How to attach to a tmux session after deleting it's session file? [duplicate]

tmux keeps track of active sessions in a file, on my system this is in /tmp/tmux-1000/default. Recently I manually cleared everything in the /tmp directory, removing this session file. Normally, you ...
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How to copy/paste text using the mouse from one tmux instance in one terminal emulator to another tmux instance in a different terminal emulator?

How can I copy some text using the mouse, between two terminal emulator instances, each running its own instance of tmux? I've read this: How to copy and paste with a mouse with tmux And various ...
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tmux: is it possible to dim the inactive window and on the same time have transparent background?

is it possible to dim the inactive tmux panes and also still have transparent background in the terminal? the part of the tmux.conf which dims the inactive looks like that ## FROM https://...
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Infinite-loop shell script in tmux status bar

I wrote a bash script to display cmus status in tmux status bar. It has worked fine for a while, but recently after a fresh reinstall of Debian 9 tmux displays <'path/cmus-status.sh' not ready> ...
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`screen` not creating log file when run inside tmux/byobu?

When we use screen command with -L option, it creates log files of the session with names like screelog.0, screenlog.1 and so on. These log files are created inside the directory in which the screen ...
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How to uninstall, remove, or disable powerline for tmux?

Running Ubuntu 18. I configured tmux with powerlines and would like to reset back to the default look. I have tried removing all the things I remember related to powerline, the pip install, plugin ...
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gpg: signing failed: Operation cancelled under tmux?

I have found a strange error. It is OK when I commit using gpg with git under bash or zsh. git commit -S -m "xxx" However when I commit it under tmux, I got: gpg: signing failed: Operation ...
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How can start multiple tmux autoscript?

This is in my TmuxHome.sh Script with I can start One Only Tmux Session: # tmux Start Script Need To Work!! if which tmux >/dev/null 2>&1; then #if not inside a tmux session, and ...
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Run command in copy mode

For my current project, most work happens in tmux on a remote system. Sometimes, I would like to copy text from the remote system to my local machine (i.e. for sending email). My current workflow is ...
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Tmux: automatically run commands in the event of creating new pane or window

I have fixed a, b, c sessions - their name won't be changed and already auto created when I start tmux. I'd like to auto run a command in the event of creating new pane or new window in a session ...
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Can attaching to tmux sessions be password protected, similar to gnu screen?

I've been using gnu screen for many years, and I've been looking into switching to tmux. I can't figure out how to make tmux require a password when attaching to a session. In gnu screen, I use ...
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Bash script to open tmux but can't see username

I have a bash script that starts a tmux session with some monitoring tools, and have a cronjob that runs it on startup; however, I can't see the usual prefix to my commands, and I can't use any arrow ...
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How to run tmux cmds in nodejs

Is there any way to run tmux cmds like tmux kill-server, tmuxinator attach etc. through nodejs. I have searched online but not able to find anything useful which can aid me to remove my error. I was ...
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Prevent Logoff from Killing tmux Session

I have noticed that a logoff (log out) from my X user session will kill any tmux session I have initiated, even sessions I had run with sudo tmux and similar commands. I am sure that this formerly did ...
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How to attach to an active session with a specific window and run a cronjob?

On my development setup I have an active session with multiple windows, I'd like to spit out the cronjob's output to this active session into a specific window . I wrote in the crontab the command: /...
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How can I use a mac to scroll and copy-paste text on the tmux via ssh?

I always use macos Terminal.app to control my ubuntu servers via ssh, and I need to use tmux to keep my program running in background. Now, I know how to configure the tmux (on my ubuntu servers) to ...
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Copy text in remote tmux/irrsi to local machine

I have my IRC setup done in the following way: my VPS runs tmux, which runs an instance of irssi. I connect to my VPS using mosh, which is SSH over UDP. Now, when someone posts a link in an IRC ...
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How can I leave the tmux server running after the last session exists?

I'm trying to run tmux as a systemd user service ~/.config/systemd/user/tmux.service. When I start the service with systemd --user start tmux and then run tmux from a terminal, it seems to correctly ...
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How can I kill tmux windows from the window list?

When I press Ctrl+b, W, tmux shows the list of all current windows and their panes. How can I kill a window and its panes from within this list view?
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How can I list tmux windows in collapsed view by default?

When I press Ctrl+b, W, tmux shows the list of all current windows and their panes as a tree. The problem is that this is very long when using many windows. I can collapse a window in the list by ...
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TMUX + Rails = stty: 'standard input': unable to perform all requested operations

I have a fairly large Rails project that always returns the following after every command in the Rails console: stty: 'standard input': unable to perform all requested operations This only happens ...
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Finding a tmux window where a pts belong

For some reason I seem to collect a lot of tmux windows (and browser tabs, but that's a different story). I have a process that is in the background of one of the windows, and I would like to find ...
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Tmux not loading statusbar config till reload

I have a tmux config with the line bind r source-file ~/.tmux.conf where ~/.tmux.conf is my current tmux config. This works fine and has a status bar that looks like: [ cpStudy ] * 96% ( ...
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Ubuntu 18 Tmux 2.6-3 copy paste functionality with xclip non functional

I recently did a fresh Ubuntu 18 install and copied over my home directory from my previous Ubuntu 16 setup. However this seems to have broken the copy paste functionality I had previously with xclip (...
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Screen and kitty what should $TERM be?

Why does tmux report $TERM=screen-256color Normally kitty reports $TERM=xterm-kitty Which should I use if I run tmux inside kitty? Obviously kitty provides advanced functionality and that makes ...
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tmux send-keys confirm ssh tunnel is closed (after sending multiple commands to the remote host) before proceeding

there is an answer here about tmux using wait-for and LocalCommand to wait until the SSH connection is established before continuing, but I needed a way to have tmux wait for the ssh session to be ...
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Tmux window switch and SSH - reattach display

I am attaching through ssh -Y to my server, and rotating with tmux to a preexisting window. The problem is, if I just export DISPLAY=:<port ssh used originally for X> evince #for example On ...
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Does tmux support session initialization?

Tmux supports creating sessions, and with the -A flag attaching to session if they already exist rather than creating them. But, if they don't exist and tmux has to create them, what's the best way to ...
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How do run my script inside tmux on server startup

I have a bot which I run inside tmux session to keep it alive always. Sometimes, I server reboots and if I am not home or with the internet, my bot remains offline. I can add a cron job to start the ...
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Shared and non-shared history together

Using zsh (in tmux), I would like to access the session history with Up and the shared history with Shift+Up (or similar). Does anybody know how this could be achieved?
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How to background a process when tmux prefix is z?

Usually I would background the foreground process using ctrl-z, but when running in tmux with the prefix key bound to z, then obviously ctrl-z just invokes tmux. Likewise if I try to escape the ctrl-z ...
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How to start tmux upon running terminal?

I'm using xfce, and want to create a shortcut Super + t for starting up terminal with tmux. What command should I put it to execute upon shortcut? I tried st tmux attach , however it fails when there ...
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Can I ask Tmux to immediately exit copy mode and paste the content when you yank?

I am using vi mode for my tmux. I mapped 'enter copy mode' to M-0. This is really convenient: just my left thumb on left-Alt and my right ring finger on 0 after that , i navigate with vi keys. When I ...