Skip to content

Tmux basics

A long long time ago I wrote about screen.

While screen has been helping sharing terminals with colleagues or clients for many years, tmux is the alternative that can apparently achieve more.

You can refer to for all the useful tips.

My (very) basic usage of tmux is to split the screen when I need to work on anything else than my workstation (on which I run terminator that can split terminals).

Also a big difference is that the split happens on the server with tmux while it happens on your workstation with terminator.

Ctrl+B % will split vertically

Ctrl+B left arrow will go to the left terminal

Ctrl+B right arrow will go... to the right.

Ctrl+B C creates a new window

Ctrl+B n goes to the next window

Refer to the cheat sheet for more shortcuts!