My TMux Setup
TMux has been a game changer. Unlike screen, I’ve found the need for very little tinkering, and it works quite well right out of the box.
That said, it’s not perfect, so here are a few small changes I made.
I hated Control-A for my prefix during my GNU Screen days, as most terminals use Emacs configurations, and Control-A is a quick-skip to the front of the command line, which is very useful. That said, Control-B is nearly as awful, since it’s so far away hard to hit. So I set it to Control-S, as I don’t use that for anything really.
set-g prefix C-s unbind-key C-b bind-key C-s send-prefix
Swapping windows has got to be easier. Why worry about whether a slot is taken by another window or not? Just do it, right?
bind-key -n C-S-Left swap-window -t -1 bind-key -n C-S-Right swap-window -t +1
Pretty self explanatory.
set -g default-terminal "screen-256color"
Renumbering / Renaming
Start numbering at 1, please.
set -g base-index 1
Renumber windows if they move around.
set-option -g renumber-windows on
Stop renaming after I rename them.
set-option -g allow-rename off
setw -g utf8 on
Restoring from Reboot
There is no native way to restore a detached TMux session after a reboot / shutdown. So the solution I’m presenting here is shamelessly stolen from a StackOverflow post.
This bash script allows you to save a session simply with
tmux-session save, and after a reboot, simply use
tmux-session restore. It saves it to