tmux tutorial


tmux is a cool tool that allows you to have multiple screens within a single terminal and to have persistent SSH sessions. The documentation and most tutorials are horribly complex, but it’s actually not that hard to use the basic functionality.

Start a new session with:

tmux new

Detach your session with:

tmux detach

Reattach your session after detaching or having your SSH session die:

tmux attach -d

Read more on Josh Clayton’s blog.

If you’d like to use ssh key forwarding (i.e. ssh -A) with tmux you’ll need to create a new session as opposed to attaching to an existing session.

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