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 run tmux/screen with systemd > 230?

I run 16.04 and systemd now kills tmux when the user disconnects (summary of the change). Is there a way to run tmux or screen (or any similar program) with systemd 230? I read all the heated ...
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Synchronize panes in byobu

anything similar to tmux synchronize-panes on in byobu with tmux as back-end?? I am a cluster admin and would love to use byobu rather than clusterssh which lets me do synchronous writes
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powerline for tmux require reinstall each time

I use powerline for tmux on Ubuntu with source /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/powerline/bindings/tmux/powerline.conf in my tmux.conf. However, each time I start a new tmux server, I have to ...
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Download snap “tmux” from channel “stable” (snap not found)

I installed tmux with snap. Now it seems to be missing from App Store? How to find the reason why missing? It means no updates to tmux? I do something wrong? $ snap changes ID   Status  Spawn         ...
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Getting gnome-terminal to run tmux on start

I'm 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 and ...
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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 Now, the first thing I see when I open tmux with the command tmuxis what looks like the running config. What I ...
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How can I change the cursor in vim depending if I'm in insert mode or normal mode? [closed]

I'm used to working on GVim, but I want to make most of vim+tmux too. Therefore I have decided to switch to vim. But in vim the cursor style does not change depending on the mode. I use zsh and ...
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Cannot enter Latin-1 characters in tmux

After upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04, I cannot enter Latin-1 characters (like Umlaute ä etc.) in tmux. I tried the packaged tmux, self-installed tmux 2.1 and 2.2. Furthermore, if I 'view' a file in tmux, ...
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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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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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Control-capslock Tmux error?

I'm having trouble getting tmux to accept a caps-lock key that has been remapped using setxkbmap. I use the following: setxkbmap -option ctrl:nocaps When running tmux, the usual BASH command line ...
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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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opening a very long url in tmux terminal

I have a problem with opening very long URL in tmux. In my case the URL is longer than a line and tmux break it into multiple lines. However when I use mouse to click on the URL, it only opens the ...
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Vim in tmux display wrong colors

I installed Ubuntu 11.10. Then downloaded Solarized theme for Gnome Terminal. From terminal my vim looks good: plugin vim-powerline displays correctly and syntax is highlighted with proper colors. But ...
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installed package with snap - command not available

I saw that tmux is available with snap find and apt-cache. I decided to install with snap. Howto use now tmux? I am normal desktop user, not cloud computing. # snap error: Please specify one ...
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tmux becomes unresponsive when tailing a quickly updated file

I have a log file that I am writing a few hundred lines to a second. I want to tail this in a tmux pane. However, when I do this tmux becomes unresponsive - I can't change panes or windows and I can'...
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Show session name in byobu

Is there any option to have the status bar in byobu display the current tmux session name?
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Why doesn't gsettings work in tmux?

I'm trying to change various dconf settings with gsettings. For some reason, it only works when I'm not in tmux. I can read settings within tmux, but setting them fails silently - it appears to work, ...
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How to install new tmux 1.8 on Ubuntu 12.10 or 12.04?

Are there any PPA? If no, how to make it from sources? Which dev libs I'll need to do this?
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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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How to group applications used together?

I frequently use tmux to split my terminal so that half my screen has vim and the other half is the shell. This allows me to somewhat "group" vim and the shell together so that whenever I alt-tab to ...
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How to integrate byobu (tmux) and vim split switching?

In byobu you can move between splits with the SHIFT + ARROW key combination. I found this guide on making Vim work with tmux; but, I'm wondering how I can make it work with byobu key bindings or if ...
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tmux: opening new shell in pane?

I've been using GNU Screen for some time and have become accustomed to the following workflow, where I will: Split a region into two windows (C-a " or C-a |) Open new shells up in these two windows ...
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vim theme showing up strange in tmux

My vim is configured like so: syntax on colorscheme brogrammer set nu set expandtab set tabstop=4 set autoindent My tmux is configured like so: set -g default-terminal "xterm-256color" ...
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Attaching tmux to an existing session, or creating a new session

For a while, I used screen -dURS to solve this problem. The goal is to be able to run a command that attaches to an existing session with a specific name, or creating a session with a specific name ...
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gnome-open raises this error when run from inside tmux

The error I get is this: GConf Error: Failed to contact configuration server; the most common cause is a missing or misconfigured D-Bus session bus daemon. See http://projects.gnome.org/gconf/ for ...
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tmux/byobu name windows based on working directory

If my CWD is /some/path/projects/foo/other/dir, I'd like the window to be named foo (as opposed to the name of the command running in that window). How would I do this?
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Can't copy from vim to clipboard inside tmux

I am using vim vim 7.4, tmux 2.1 and ubuntu 14.04. I can yank from vim and copy to clipboard when using vim directly from my terminal with "+y. When I use vim from inside tmux, I can't yank-copy from ...
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How to run a script at startup and access it later [duplicate]

I want to run a script at startup that I will need to interact with later. I could find ways to run a script at startup, but no ways to come back to it after it has run. The script never ends. I ...
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Byobu automatically open windows on boot

I really enjoy using byobu and the launch at login feature. I'm trying to figure out the best way to have a byobu session automatically launch on system boot, with several windows running different ...
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how to install tmux from source

I've successfully compiled tmux from source and followed instructions. Now I want to installing it, alongside man pages & bash auto completion. I cannot find the instructions to do so. EDIT: ...
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Customizing byobu display: display path

I've been trying to get this right many times without success. I'd like to display the path in my gnome terminal somewhere: in the title bar or in the bottom frame of tmux while using byobu. This is ...
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How to embed a gui in my terminal?

Like I want to show the firefox in my tmux terminal, without showing it outside the terminal. Is that possible?
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Byobu won't launch on login

I've recently started using byobu instead of tmux but I can't get it to launch on any of my ubuntu 14.04 AWS servers. My steps have been: sudo apt-get install byobu byobu-enable This gives this ...
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Terminal with tmux style screen splitting?

Moving from OS X, loving Ubuntu so far. One thing I'm missing is an iTerm 2 like terminal emulator that allows for easy screen splitting. I could use tmux, but would like to be able to copy and ...
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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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How to detach process in a server with X windows?

Can you help me with this problem? I want to detach a process I start in a server. This process is an application with one window/widget (similar to gedit, kate...). I access to the server by means ...
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Change keybinding Shift-F12 in byobu using tmux backend

I'm using byobu on my desktop and servers. To operate in nestet session I'm using Shift-F12, bun when I want to use e.g. htop (F-keys) I need to: add unbind C-S-F12 to ~/.byobu/keybindings.tmux and ...
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Problem with rename-window in tmux

I have a tmux session called "session1" and two windows both with the name "zsh". I wanted to change the name of my current window to "TeX_Code". Steps were: Ctrl+B : rename-window 'TeX_Code' ...
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How to make byobu start with byobu -u on login/startup?

How do I make byobu start with unicode support by default? If I have done byobu-enable how I can set this -u option?
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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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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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How to use Byobu keybindings in a nested remote session?

I'm using Byobu (with Tmux, inside of gnome-terminal) and I have a problem with its keybindings (which I probably fail to understand). I launch byobu, open a few windows then, from one of these ...
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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 /var/...
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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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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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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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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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How do I change the default shell used in Byobu (tmux)?

I've become addicted to Byobu and I've recently shifted from bash to zsh; Now I want to combine the two, however I have a one initial pre-requisite: I cannot make zsh the default shell for my user as ...