Ubuntu & TMUX

May 20, 2013

First off, from the tmux website... "tmux is a terminal multiplexer. What is a terminal multiplexer? It lets you switch easily between several programs in one terminal..."

Easy to install on Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install tmux

Make it run every time you open a terminal

# add at the end of .bashrc
if [[ ! $TERM =~ screen ]]; then
        exec tmux

Use it right away...

Ctrl-b, % splits the screen vertically Ctrl-b, " splits the screen horizontally Ctrl-b, arrow to move between screens. arrow key in the direction you want to move

Remember commands

You're always using tmux in the terminal, why not have your bash echo common commands every time you open a terminal.

# edit the bashrc
nano ~/.bashrc

# add the following
echo "tmux commands"
echo "--------------------------"
echo "shift to highlight"
echo "ctrl b + letter"
echo "c           new window"
echo "w           list windows"
echo "&           kill window"


I added this because I wanted my mouse wheel to scroll up; note, hit the escape key to get out of scroll mode

echo "set-window-option -g mode-mouse on" >> ~/.tmux.conf

Cool Cheats

Mohamed Alaa