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Sessions

$ tmux
$ tmux new
$ tmux new-session
: new

Start a new session

$ tmux new -s mysession
: new -s mysession

Start a new session with the name mysession

$ tmux kill-ses -t mysession
$ tmux kill-session -t mysession

kill/delete session mysession

$ tmux kill-session -a

kill/delete all sessions but the current

$ tmux kill-session -a -t mysession

kill/delete all sessions but mysession

Ctrl + b $

Rename session

Ctrl + b d

Detach from session

: attach -d

Detach others on the session (Maximize window by detach other clients)

$ tmux ls
$ tmux list-sessions
Ctrl + b s

Show all sessions

$ tmux a
$ tmux at
$ tmux attach
$ tmux attach-session

Attach to last session

$ tmux a -t mysession
$ tmux at -t mysession
$ tmux attach -t mysession
$ tmux attach-session -t mysession

Attach to a session with the name mysession

Ctrl + b (

Move to previous session

Ctrl + b )

Move to next session

Windows

$ tmux new -s mysession -n mywindow

start a new session with the name mysession and window mywindow

Ctrl + b c

Create window

Ctrl + b ,

Rename current window

Ctrl + b &

Close current window

Ctrl + b p

Previous window

Ctrl + b n

Next window

Ctrl + b 0 ... 9

Switch/select window by number

: swap-window -s 2 -t 1

Reorder window, swap window number 2(src) and 1(dst)

: swap-window -t -1

Move current window to the left by one position

Panes

Ctrl + b ;

Toggle last active pane

Ctrl + b %

Split pane vertically

Ctrl + b "

Split pane horizontally

Ctrl + b {

Move the current pane left

Ctrl + b }

Move the current pane right

Ctrl + b
Ctrl + b
Ctrl + b
Ctrl + b

Switch to pane to the direction

: setw synchronize-panes

Toggle synchronize-panes(send command to all panes)

Ctrl + b Spacebar

Toggle between pane layouts

Ctrl + b o

Switch to next pane

Ctrl + b q

Show pane numbers

Ctrl + b q 0 ... 9

Switch/select pane by number

Ctrl + b z

Toggle pane zoom

Ctrl + b !

Convert pane into a window

Ctrl + b +
Ctrl + b Ctrl +
Ctrl + b +
Ctrl + b Ctrl +

Resize current pane height(holding second key is optional)

Ctrl + b +
Ctrl + b Ctrl +
Ctrl + b +
Ctrl + b Ctrl +

Resize current pane width(holding second key is optional)

Ctrl + b x

Close current pane

Copy Mode

: setw -g mode-keys vi

use vi keys in buffer

Ctrl + b [

Enter copy mode

Ctrl + b PgUp

Enter copy mode and scroll one page up

q

Quit mode

g

Go to top line

G

Go to bottom line

Scroll up

Scroll down

h

Move cursor left

j

Move cursor down

k

Move cursor up

l

Move cursor right

w

Move cursor forward one word at a time

b

Move cursor backward one word at a time

/

Search forward

?

Search backward

n

Next keyword occurance

N

Previous keyword occurance

Spacebar

Start selection

Esc

Clear selection

Enter

Copy selection

Ctrl + b ]

Paste contents of buffer_0

: show-buffer

display buffer_0 contents

: capture-pane

copy entire visible contents of pane to a buffer

: list-buffers

Show all buffers

: choose-buffer

Show all buffers and paste selected

: save-buffer buf.txt

Save buffer contents to buf.txt

: delete-buffer -b 1

delete buffer_1

Misc

Ctrl + b :

Enter command mode

: set -g OPTION

Set OPTION for all sessions

: setw -g OPTION

Set OPTION for all windows

Help

$ tmux info

Show every session, window, pane, etc...

Ctrl + b ?

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