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*:smcup@:rmcup@'

This should be enough to get you started. Google for Tmux cheat sheet to know popular shortcuts. Here is one of them.






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