GNU Screen tips – Managing regions

Although I use tmux primarily for my “multiplexing needs” I hop into screen from time to time as well. Below are few tips for managing regions inside of GNU screen. Your basic screen window probably looks somewhat like: Ignoring hardstatus settings you basically have one session and one window inside of that session. To split that window in half by vertical axis you can use following combination: Ctrl+a | You should now get something like:...

June 15, 2017 · 2 min · Ivan Tomica

Attach or create new Tmux session

I’ve been in a fight with tmux on how to create new session under certain name, but if it already exists to attach to that current one for a very long time. Reason for that was that when I’m connecting to the remote servers I usually have my own session under certain name there and I’d like to attach to that existing one if it already exists. Connecting to the server then issuing:...

April 4, 2017 · 1 min · Ivan Tomica

Nested Tmux

Ever wanted to have tmux session inside of tmux session? Don’t know how to control the one inside of current tmux session? Easily: Ctrl+b Ctrl+b COMMAND So basically, you need to send your prefix twice. You can also use: Ctrl+b+b COMMAND

March 28, 2017 · 1 min · Ivan Tomica

My Tmux configuration

I’ve spent some time tweaking and playing around with my .tmux.conf. If you’re interested in how I did it or search for some inspiration you can find my configuration at the bottom of this post. I’ll briefly explain and showcase some of the options throughout the article. To reload config without closing and re-opening Tmux again I’ve mapped Prefix + r as key combination to source ~/.tmux.conf: # Reload config bind r source-file ~/....

March 4, 2017 · 3 min · Ivan Tomica