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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Can no longer type in login shell

I attempted to ssh into my work computer from home this weekend and everything was going fine at first. However, I am normally used to having several terminals open at once, and it was a little ...
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How to display the name of the program instead of sudo in byobu?

I'm using byobu when working on the shell. If I start a program the name of it is displayed in the status line. However when something is prefixed with sudo it just displays sudo (sudo tail -F ...
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Clearing the number of sessions in square brackets at the bottom of tmux session

I know that the number represents the number of sessions, but I want to know does it affect the usage in any way? And how do I clear it to turn it back to 0? The number 8 in the square brackets.
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How to share byobu with multiple users?

The best way to learn and troubleshoot is to pair up with someone else on the internet via text based screensharing. Love the ergonomics of byobu for a single user at a single time. However when I ...
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tmux not reading my .tmux.conf

I have the following entries within my .tmux.conf in home directory set-window-option -g xterm-keys on set -g default-terminal screen-256color set -g history-limit 10000 However an echo $TERM ...
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Can't open pdf file with 'atril' window in tmux

I am using ubuntu-make 14.04 and in tmux, when I try to open a file in command as: atril <some_pdf_file> I got this error message: (atril:11587): EggSMClient-WARNING **: Failed to connect ...
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Tmux Signaling Events

I'm not sure if this is possible but here's what I have running on tmux. (Using tmuxinator or tmux same idea). This is my mux config: name: dummy root: ~/projects/dummy windows: - service: ...
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Getting gnome-terminal to run tmux on start

I am trying to figure out how to get my gnome-terminal to launch run "tmux -2" on starting. I have tried modifying the Exec lines in the gnome-terminal.desktop file to Exec=gnome-terminal -e -tmux -2 ...
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Use tmux set-clipboard in gnome-terminal (XTerm's disallowedWindowOps)

As shown in the manpages tmux supports the set-clipboard option to control the system clipboard using the terminal escape codes \e]52;...\007. I would like to use this functionality in gnome-terminal, ...
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problem with tmux startup displaying running config. (powerline)

I just installed powerline using this tutorial: http://askubuntu.com/a/283909/408189 I have a problem where the first thing i see when i open tmux with the command: tmux is what looks like the ...
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Gnome-terminal not working properly with screen-256colors

Today I noticed I did not have 256 color support in Weechat. I decided this would be a quick fix. It isn't. First thing I googled was how to test the color support in terminal. I have installed ...
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How can I get a Byobu split to reload users permissions?

Having updated a users group with usermod -G <grouplist> <user> in one Byobu split, I was hoping to be able to open a new split and have the permissions take effect there.. rather than ...
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gnome-terminal can't set 256 color support correctly with or without tmux

I've been trying to set up 256 color support correctly for quite some time but it seems to never work for me so I'm not even remotely sure what I'm doing wrong. How it looks in the terminal vs gVIM: ...
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Customize Colors for Bash Terminal

I found this nice color library called Solarize which promises to liven up my hacking experience with a color terminal. I am not where to add the Solarize files to change. I found some ...
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Start tmux with -2

I am using tmux. I am starting it via tmux -2 the -2 enables 256 color support. Instead of starting it with -2 I would like to change my .tmux.conf file to do that for me. What do I have to put in my ...
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Machine rebooting when running process in screen/tmux

For the past couple of days, I've been running some CPU and memory intensive processes on a remote machine running Ubuntu 14.04. Here is the interesting bit: when I run a process on a regular SSH ...
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How to trisect a wide screen?

What is the handiest way for the user to trisect Tmux terminal screen horizontally into left-middle-right or vertically top-middle-bottom tiles, preferably by pressing the shortcut keys just once? ...
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vim in tmux breaks with cyrillic symbols

So, I have file with russian text. Using Ubuntu 12.04 If I run vim in clear console and open this file - everything is ok, here is screenshot But if I run vim in tmux the result is Here is my tmux ...
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tmux in terminal forcing 16 color approximation

In the Ubuntu version of gnome-terminal I'm seeing a weird problem with colors that I know is somehow related to gnome-terminal because this same setup works fine with iTerm2 on my Mac. From terminal ...
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Automatically running tmux in fish

I've recently changed my default shell to fish (from bash). I had tmux set up to run automatically whenever I opened the console with bash, but I'm not sure how to set it up with fish. I tried ...
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Vim does not load colorscheme from .vimrc when started from tmux

I got a very simple startup script, that starts a gnome-terminal with a running tmux session. #!/usr/bin/env bash gnome-terminal -e "tmux" --window --full-screen When I run vim inside this ...
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How to leave root without exit command or ctrl+D

I'm logged in as root to do some stuff, and i have Tmux open. The trouble is, when I type 'exit' to leave root, it instead closes Tmux, because they use the same command. Is there a way to switch back ...
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byobu scrolling and text selection

I want byobu running in gnome-terminal to: Interpret mouse wheel scrolling as scrolling up in the current byobu window. Allow me to select text with my mouse (eg, to copy it to the clipboard). Is ...
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$DISPLAY env var gets cleared at random times

Stock Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty. I seem to regularly experience the $DISPLAY environment variable getting cleared for some reason I don't understand. Basically everything will work just fine until it's ...
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Bind keys over SSH to switch tmux tabs

I typically have 4 or 5 tmux "tabs" (aka tmux windows) open. They are created by pressing Control+B, C In many applications you can Control+Tab to switch between tabs (or internal windows, or ...
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What is the status of GNU screen?

Two answers in this question state that screen is unmaintained. However, the GNU repository of screen shows an upload this year after 6 years, and 14.04 has two newer versions than the earlier Ubuntu ...
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Putty, Byobu, Tmux and function keys

I'm currently trying to use byobu from PuTTY via ssh. I have currently putty-256color as Terminal-type string because otherwise not even Byobu bindings worked and I couldn't create new windows or move ...
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How to limit the number of tmux sessions that can be created?

I have a habit of creating lots of new tmux sessions, which I never close. So at times might have thirty sessions open. Is there any way to limit the number of tmux sessions that can be created?
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Copy from remote tmux+Vim to local clipboard

I use Kubuntu and sometimes I ssh out into a server and attach to a tmux session there. Is there any way I can select -using the mouse or the keyboard- a large chunk of text (more than une screen ...
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Mysterious key combination causes Tmux session to disappear

Twice now I have pressed something while in tmux that causes my windows and status bar to disappear. I see the output from the script that started the session, just like a foreground process that has ...
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Why does tmux/byobu fill my screen with garbage characters when I copy a selection?

When I copy a selection from tmux with a window split, my screen fills up with garbage characters. Depending on the size of the selection, it could be a lot, or just one line. The following images ...
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Open terminal in current directory with tmux

I have a simple .bashrc file at the moment that allows me to always open the same terminal (reopen, actually) running tmux. The important part is shown below. The essence of this is that when you ...
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What is the difference between Terminator and Tmux ?

What is the different between Tmux and Terminator? I currently use Terminator which allows me to add more shell in same screen by splitting them horizontally or vertically. I read about them in some ...
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Byobu statusbars of 2 different servers are still different after resetting Byobu

I have two computers running 14.04 where I use Byobu with tmux backend. The difference between both is that one uses an existing home directory that was backed up and transfered to a fresh ...
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How to change key binding for Tmux

I want to change the key binding in Tmux so I can use Ctrl + Alt instead of Ctrl + B This is my (unfortunately) not working try to do so. unbind C-b set -g prefix M-C What's wrong with this? ...
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Use multiple byobu sessions, while ignoring unrelated tmux sessions

So, I have access to a shared shell account where other people and I do some work. Some people prefer use tmux, so they have open their tmux sessions, loading config from ~/.tmux.conf. I prefer to ...
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How can I start automatically start a tmux session on login?

I want to automatically start a new tmux session IF there are none available when I sudo to root. e.g. reboot PC login as normal user via ssh sudo -s (which would then automatically create a new ...
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How to run zsh and tmux with xterm-256color by default

I am using ubuntu gnome 14.04 and I want to have tmux and zsh opened when I start a new terminal. For now, in my preference of the terminal, I run tmux by default. In the ~/.tmux.conf file I have ...
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Tmux [exited] on startup

I recently installed Tmux and became really glad for it. All of a sudden I though it would start throwing an error when I try to create a new session from within my terminal: tmux new -s my-session ...
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bashrc shortcuts in Tmux

I have sets many shortcuts in .bashrc profile of local user, and they work properly. Currently on my 12.04 system but when ever I tried to used them in tmux, I always get the same response command not ...
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Execute command on reattaching byobu | screen | tmux session

Can I automatically execute a command on reattaching a detached byobu (screen or tmux) session? Every time I login, /etc/motd is displayed. Since I hardly ever log out and in, I'd like to have the ...
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UTF-8 character not showing properly in tmux

I use ♪ character in my zsh theme's for prompt. But in tmux, my prompt was behaving weirdly, showing extra spaces, like this: ♪ ~ I can type from here ♪ ~ Instead of here like in zsh, and sometimes ...
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Run tmux not byobu

I've been using tmux for a number of years, earlier today I thought I'd try byobu - to see what it's like. But now I can't get back to tmux. When I run tmux I end up back in boyobu. Does anyone know ...
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What are socket files?

Recently, I started using tmux; I'm trying to use the pair programming feature in that software. During the process a socket file was created. My question is: what are socket files, how am I to open ...
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How can I remove C-a as a byobu tmux prefix?

I figured out how to add set -g prefix ^B to .byobu/profile.tmux I typed the same command at the tmux : line and indeed ^B is now my prefix character, but ^A is also still my prefix character. ...
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zsh up-line-or-history does not work in gnome-terminal and tmux

I use Ubuntu 13.04, zsh with oh-my-zsh and up-line-or-history is bind to up arrow (default settings of oh-my-zsh). But this work only in urxvt. I try to use DEBIAN_PREVENT_KEYBOARD_CHANGES in my ...
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tmux - unable to start any gui application

I am running Ubuntu-gnome 13.04. My default shell is zsh 5.0.0 and I usually run tmux 1.7 in the terminal 3.6.1. In terminal, if I evince or gedit, the applications start as expected. I can append an ...
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Can bash get out of sync with the filesystem?

I may not be phrasing my question correctly, but I'll do my best to explain the symptoms I'm experiencing. First, for context, I'm running an Ubuntu server (no GUI), version 12.04.3 LTS (according the ...
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How do I see the history of the commands I have run in tmux?

I am running 12.04 server and when I type history in bash I see most of the commands I have entered into bash but I don't see the commands I have entered when in a tmux session. How do I see the ...
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Configuration tmuxinator

I am a user of zsh and tmux. I discovered tmuxinator for configuration scripts to manage sessions, and it's awesome. But I have a problem on a machine, Here is my yaml file tmuxinator: name: admin ...