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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How to bind “Ctrl-Alt-b” as the prefix of tmux?

Tmux uses Ctrlb as its prefix, but Ctrlb conflict with Emacs. I want to bind CtrlAltb to tmux's prefix. I guess it may be C-M-b but didn't work...
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Cut colored text ignoring color tags

My problem is similar to this one; I want to use cut to simulate a nowrap on tmux, but my output is colored. I know how many columns I want to keep (50) but I don't know how many color tags will be on ...
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how to change a pane to the main pane in tmux

In tmux, when i use main-vertical layout, it always selects the main pane that will be having the larger size. Is there any way we can make the current pane the larger size when using main-vertical? ...
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How to “jail” a user account's network capabilities on Linux?

Linux box a is connected to a home DSL line with dynamic DNS registration, hosting a tmux session to which multiple clients connect in read-only mode over SSH. All users connect using the same ...
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Execute a process in the current pane, redirecting stdio to/from the pane

GNU Screen has a command called exec that will launch a subprocess and optionally let you do things with its file descriptors, including tying them in your window. I frequently use :exec !! sx -b /tmp/...
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How to send-key to break out of scroll mode in tmux?

I have a key-mapping in VIM that looks like this: map <F5> :silent !tmux send-keys -t 0:0 C-m "python %" C-m<cr> When I press F5, vim runs my current Python script in tmux session 0, ...
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Is it possible to get a hardcopy in Tmux?

I keep flip flopping between tmux and screen, and right now I'm back on the tmux kick. I've been doing some setup for a friend, and I want to make a hard copy of the session so he can see the commands ...
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How start byobu with session splited horizontaly?

All is in the title. I can't get the right ~/.byobu/window file
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Tmux, change window pane by mouse click

Is it possible to use the mouse to navigate between different window panes which are split vertically or horizontally?
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tmux equivalent to GNU screen's :wrap mode

I'm a long time screen user trying to make the jump to tmux. One screen feature I use is the ability to truncate Ctrla :set wrap output. This is especially useful when tailing log files or following ...
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How can I set my default shell to start up tmux

I would like my default bash shell to go straight into tmux instead of my always having to type tmux every time.
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Unlimited history in tmux

In your .tmux.conf file you can set the window history with something like: set -g history-limit 4096 Is there a way to set an unlimited history for each window?
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Best Practices for SSH, tmux & GnuPG Agent

I'm attempting to consolidate my encryption software to GnuPG, and I'm running into a confusing problem. My primary unit is a headless server, and I exclusively work in tmux. There is no X session, ...
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Tmux makes a sound when I launch it, how could I disable that?

When I launch tmux in the terminal, is causes my Linux Mint to play a sound in the speakers. The sound is a Linux Mint system sound. Perhaps it's the "alert" sound, but I cannot identify it by name. ...
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Upload & Download speed in Tmux status line

Is there a way to get upload and download speeds in Tmux's status line?
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Having tmux load by default when a zsh terminal is launched

My current workflow is: CTRL+SHIFT+T to launch a new terminal window. That starts a new zsh terminal. Type tmux to start tmux. How can I have tmux load by default with a new terminal window?
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tmux session lost in unknown pts, cause and possible solution?

I was trying to re-attach to a long-running tmux session to check up on a python web-application. However tmux attach claims that there is no running session, and ps shows a tmux process (first line), ...
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Colour bleeds right when writing a custom script in byobu

I am using byobu with tmux backend in Ubuntu 12.04. I am trying write a custom script as shown at the manpage of byobu: #!/bin/sh printf "\005{= bw}%s\005{-}" "$(uname -r)" When being run (using an ...
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Run tmux always when I open terminal

I usually open lxterminal with bash shell where I usually type tmux command first. I'd like to have launched tmux command automatically, so I tried to add this command to ~/.bash_profile or to ~/....
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Vim not running inside tmux

When I try to open a file using vim inside tmux the whole window freezes. I have to kill the window with C-a &. Here are my ~/.vimrc settings: :set autoindent :set ts=4 :set number :set ...
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Does a terminal multiplexer have any benefit when used with a tiling window manager?

Both terminal multiplexers (screen, tmux) and keyboard-driven tiling window managers (ratpoison, dwm, xmonad) provide similar functionality. Is there any benefit in using both at the same time? What ...
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tmux after start

Can I configure tmux so it will after running tmux automatically opens two windows named src and cmd? I always type after starting it: prefix + c, prefix + ,srcENTER prefix + c, prefix + ,cmdENTER ...
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Remap select window 2 in tmux

In tmux you can switch to window 2 with prefix_key + 2. I'd like to press rather prefix_key + u. I tried in .tmux.conf this: bind-key u 2 and this: bind-key u select-window -t 2 Which doesn't ...
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Change tmux prefix control keyboard shortcut to alt keyboard shortcut

Is it possible to change the tmux prefix keyboard shortcut ctrl+B to alt+B?
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Aliases and tmux

Aliases defined in .bash_aliases and .bashrc don't work in tmux. Can this be changed in some configuration, so the aliases work under tmux?
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Terminal 256 colors don't work through Tmux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Getting 256 colors to work in tmux I want to set my terminal to 256 colors. I normally use the Gnome terminal which is shipped by default in Ubuntu but I also downloaded ...
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How to make tmux count windows starting from 1 instead of 0?

I was able to make GNU Screen start counting windows with the number 1 instead of the default 0 with this code in my .screenrc: # Get rid of screen 0 bind c screen 1 bind ^c screen 1 bind 0 select 10 ...
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Escape sequences in output of script called from ncurses application

I'm currently running mcabber as my Jabber client (which uses ncurses) in a tmux session on my homeserver. Locally i run iTerm2 as a terminal emulator, which supports the triggering of growl ...
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How to use comma as tmux's prefix

Under screen, I used: bindkey , command to use the comma as the prefix instead of Ctrla. If I do set -g prefix in tmux, it complains saying: unkown key At first, I believed that tmux did not ...
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tmux on startup and ssh-agent forwarding issue

I've added the following lines (taken from here) to my .bashrc to automatically start a tmux session on login: if [ "$PS1" != "" -a "${STARTED_TMUX:-x}" = x -a "${SSH_TTY:-x}" != x ] then ...
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Tmux border split in rxvt

I'm attempting to connect to my Arch server running tmux from my work Windows PC. I've found that while Console2 does a decent job with most things, it's not perfect, and I get all sorts of graphical ...
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Is there a tmux equivalent of “screen -D -R”

I would like to know if there is a way to get tmux to behave like screen -D -R so I could say, have the command as a default command in Putty. These screen switches would force detach of an existing ...
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Can I make Tmux tell Vim when its pane loses focus?

I use Vim and Bash side-by-side in Tmux. I have Vim configured to autosave files as I switch between them, but I'd really like it to autosave when I switch to the Bash pane. Is there a way to get ...
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How do I equally balance tmux(1) split panes?

I'm looking for a behavior that is similar to how vim(1) handles its split windows with ^w =. I know tmux(1) has predefined layouts with ^b Meta[1-5], but this likely does not have the layout that I ...
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Background script run at login interrupted when I run tmux in terminal

In ~/.profile I run a script in the background (redshift for changing the screen temperature at night time). After logging in, I can open a terminal, and run tmux. However, at this point, redshift ...
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How do I prevent tmux from wrapping around when searching?

When I am in edit mode in a tmux pane and I do a search, once it reaches the end, it goes back to the beginning. Is there any setting to prevent this?
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tmux disable confirmation prompt on kill-window

I've looked through the man pages so this might be asking in vain. I get annoyed at the confirmation message for kill-window (Ctrl-b & or Ctrl-b kill-window on the default setup). This always ...
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What do you use to manage your shell history? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Preserve bash history in multiple terminal windows Can I easily search my history across many screen windows? I rely on my shell history a lot, I use Ctrlr and arrow keys ...
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How to get vim to work with tmux properly?

I'm trying to figure out how to get vim and tmux play together. My problem is: When I use xterm-256color I get vim to work nicely, but the background doesn't render properly. I fixed this by using ...
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Two prefix commands for tmux?

We have a tmux session that several people need to connect to. Some people like the Ctrl+a prefix shortcut and some people prefer the default Ctrl+b shortcut. Is there anything I can put in the .tmux....
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How to verify if tmux is properly installed on Mac OSX

I've just tried installing tmux from source (via installing libevent first). The installation seemed fine, without throwing any obvious error. But when I typed tmux in iTerm2, it returned "command not ...
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Send a command to a running tmux session (like screen -X)

I'm looking to switch from screen to tmux for my terminal multiplexing needs, but there's a feature of screen that I need to replicate in tmux: the -X option, which allows one to run arbitrary screen ...
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Write all tmux scrollback to a file

How can I write all the scrollback in a tmux session to a file? capture-panel can grab the current screen, but not the entire scrollback.
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Shift-arrow not working in emacs within tmux

I recently started using tmux (was a screen user before) and I'm loving it, except for one small problem. I use emacs within my tmux session and I am used to using Shift-arrow keys to move between ...
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Attach to different windows in session

I have a pretty simple tmux session running with two open windows; one of them for local hacking and one of them for work. What I'd like to do is to simply connect to the hacking window while ...
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ESC key causes a small delay in terminal due to its Alt+ behavior

My terminal setup is gnome-terminal + tmux + zsh with vi bindings. In applications like vim or even in the zsh's command line vi editing mode, I need to frequently hit the ESC key but there is a ...
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Renumbering windows in tmux

I frequently end up with more than ten windows in tmux. Later on, I close some of my older ones. Is there a way to renumber, say window 15, to window 3 (which doesn't exist anymore)? Or to pack them ...
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How do I highlight a search result in tmux?

When I search a terminal window in tmux, it sets the cursor the keyword search, but doesn't highlight the matching word. Screen used to do this, and it was much easier to visually find a match. ...
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Tmux not scaling to fill the window [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tmux viewport caused by multiple concurrent sessions I have a weird issue where tmux isn't scaling to fill the window it's in: I haven't had this issue before, is there ...
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Convert gnu screen status line to tmux status line

I am using the following screen status line, configured in my screenrc: I configured it using the following line: hardstatus alwayslastline hardstatus string '%{= kG}[ %{G}%H %{g}][%= %{=kw}%?%-Lw%?%...