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Tmux – Gnu Screen alternative

I am an ancient user of Gnu Screen. I am the one who will suggest new users use these better tools for servers. Gnu Screen is an excellent tool, but It is tough to configure and learn.

Recently I found a replacement. The Tmux!
Tmux is very easy to use. The best part is the shortcuts. 🙂

To install it in mac do

$ brew install tmux

on ubuntu

$ sudo apt-get install tmux

You can put your setting in ~/.tmux.conf

# set -g default-terminal "xterm-color" 
set -g terminal-overrides 'xterm*:[email protected]:[email protected]'

This should be enough to get you started. Google for Tmux cheat sheet to know popular shortcuts. Here is one of them. http://cheat.errtheblog.com/s/tmux

By Shishir Sharma

Shishir Sharma is a husband, hacker, biker. Bachelor of electronics & communication engineering by training. He is a visionary, mentor, problem solver, technology enthusiast. He can speak in Javascript, Ruby, Python, PHP; Fluent in C, C++. He is a moderator at LUG-Jaipur. He loves action movies and FPS games.

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