I used screen for a while now and really liked it, but I could never remember how to use the split screen windows, so I just kept using the simplest screen commands.
– create, close window
– switch windows
– detach and reattach
But then Derek told me about tmux. I tried it with this YouTube Howto Video:
It’s really easy and with this short .tmux.conf that Derek sent to me, the basic controls are even similar to screen.
# Make it use C-a, similar to screen.. unbind C-b unbind l set -g prefix C-a bind-key C-a last-window
So, here the basic commands and what they do!
C-a - basic prefix for commands C-a c - create new normal window C-a " - create new split screen window C-a SPACE - change split screen layout C-a ARROWKEYS - switch between the split screens C-a C-a - switch between normal windows, NOT the split screens C-a 0-9 - switch to the specific window, NOT the split screens C-a q - show the number of the split screens in the active window C-a d - detach active tmux session
Show all active tmux sessions
tmux list-sessions 0: 2 windows (created Mon Nov 7 09:58:42 2011) [177x52] 1: 2 windows (created Mon Nov 7 13:16:07 2011) [177x52]
Re-attach to a specific tmux session
tmux attach -t 0