tmux is an open-source terminal multiplexer for Unix-like operating systems. It allows multiple terminal sessions to be accessed simultaneously in a single window. It is useful for running more than one command-line program at the same time. It can also be used to detach processes from their controlling terminals, allowing remote sessions to remain active without being visible.
|Initial release||20 November 2007|
3.3a / 9 June 2022
tmux includes most features of GNU Screen. It allows users to start a terminal session with clients that are not bound to a specific physical or virtual console; multiple terminal sessions can be created within a single terminal session and then freely rebound from one virtual console to another, and each session can have several connected clients.
Some notable tmux features are:
- Menus for interactive selection of running sessions, windows or clients
- Window can be linked to an arbitrary number of sessions
- vi-like or Emacs command mode (with auto completion) for managing tmux
- Lack of built-in serial and telnet clients.
- Different command keys—it is not a drop-in replacement for screen, but can be configured to use compatible keybindings
- Vertical and horizontal Window split support
- "tmux changelog".
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