Tmux

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tmux[1] is a terminal multiplexer first released in 2007.

Basic command usage:

Example shows two running sessions: 0 and my_named_session: 
tmux ls
0: 1 windows (created Sat Sep 15 09:38:43 2018) [158x35]
my_named_session: 1 windows (created Sat Sep 15 10:13:11 2018) [78x35]
  • Config file: $HOME/.tmux.conf


  • tmux -f your_tmux_config_file.conf
  • tmux new -s my_session_name
  • tmux a or tmux attach Attach to last used session.[3]
  • tmux attach -t my_session_name or tmux attach-session -t my_session_name
  • tmux attach -t 0 or tmux attach-session -t 0


  • tmux kill-server

Activities[edit]

  1. Open a tmux session, disconnect your computer and reconnect again to your previous session using tmux attach or tmux a
  2. Transfer current command to a detachable session (reptyr): https://superuser.com/questions/623432/transfer-current-command-to-a-detachable-session-tmux-screen
  3. Add set -g mouse on to your $HOME/.tmux.conf file to scroll using your mouse.[4] (tmux kill-server)

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]

  • http://man7.org/linux/man-pages/man1/tmux.1.html
  • https://gist.github.com/MohamedAlaa/2961058
  • https://medium.com/actualize-network/a-minimalist-guide-to-tmux-13675fb160fa
  • https://superuser.com/a/510310
  • https://linux.die.net/man/1/reptyr