tmux: lightweight terminal multiplexer

Linux system admins and developers spend a lot of time on terminals. Sometimes that means using multiple terminals simultaneously. tmux is a terminal multiplexer that makes working with multiple terminals easy. Straight to the features:

  • Very lightweight
  • Has key-bindings for almost everything you can do with it
  • Split the terminal horizontally and vertically
  • Attach to or detach a terminal session running in the background
  • Supports many color bit-depths (like 88 or 256), Unicode, UTF-8.
  • Extensive manual that explains the key-bindings. The common ones are
    <Ctrl-b-arrow keys> (to change terminals)
    <Ctrl-b-"> (horizontal split)
    <Ctrl-b-%> (vertical split)
    <Ctrl-b-&> (kill all panes)


To install in Ubuntu:

$ sudo apt-get install tmux

Webpage: tmux

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