tmux

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Tmux
Tmux.png
Tmux session, with two horizontal and one vertical pane.
Developer(s) Nicholas Marriott
Initial release 2009-09-20
Stable release 1.9 / February 20, 2014; 5 months ago (2014-02-20)
Written in C
Operating system Unix-like
Available in English
Type Command line interface
License BSD
Website http://tmux.sourceforge.net/

Tmux is a software application that can be used to multiplex several virtual consoles, allowing a user to access multiple separate terminal sessions inside a single terminal window or remote terminal session. It is useful for dealing with multiple programs from a command-line interface, and for separating programs from the Unix shell that started the program.[1] It provides much of the same functionality as GNU Screen, but is distributed under a BSD license.

Features[edit]

Tmux includes most features of GNU Screen. It allows users to start a terminal session with clients that are not bound to a specific physical or virtual console; multiple terminal sessions can be created within a single terminal session and then freely rebound from one virtual console to another, and each session can have several connected clients. The features that differentiate tmux from GNU Screen are:[2]

  • menus for interactive selection of running sessions, windows or clients
  • window can be linked to an arbitrary number of sessions[3]
  • vi-like or Emacs command mode (with auto completion) for managing tmux[4]
  • lack of built-in serial and telnet clients (which are considered bloat for the terminal multiplexer)[2]
  • easier configuration[5][6][better source needed]
  • different command keys—it is not a drop-in replacement for screen

Adoption[edit]

Tmux enjoys wide adoption; it can be found in software repositories of nearly all UNIX-like operating systems[4] and is included in the base system of OpenBSD.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 7.9 - What is tmux?, "Keyboard and Display Controls", Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions (OpenBSD), retrieved 2011-12-07 
  2. ^ a b Perrin, Chad (2010-10-25), "Is tmux the GNU Screen killer?", TechRepublic, retrieved 2011-12-07 
  3. ^ de Weerd, Paul (2009-07-12), "Interview with Nicholas Marriott on tmux", OpenBSD Journal, retrieved 2011-12-07 
  4. ^ a b "Tmux – the Terminal multiplexer", Linuxaria, 2011-09-15, retrieved 2011-12-07 
  5. ^ O'Higgins, Niall (2009-06-04), tmux, a BSD alternative to GNU Screen, retrieved 2011-12-07 
  6. ^ Alexander, Alex (2010-05-17), "switching from gnu screen to tmux", Linux~ized, retrieved 2011-12-07 

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