Project #5: Using tmux Properly
February 4, 2017
I’ve been using terminal multiplexers for a few years, but never properly.
In the beginning, it was just me and the (plain) terminal.
Then I started using Byobu, because it was company-standard at my first job.
Later I installed tmux on my personal computer because it seemed more popular.
And every time I work on a remote server, I use Screen.
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
This begs a few of questions. We’ll go through them in the next section.
As a quick aside before we dive in—’terminal multiplexer’
is an intimidating term.
But none of the concepts are complex.
Terminal means console and multipexing is just running numerous processes
at the same time in one place.
What is a terminal multiplexer?
A terminal multiplexer is a souped-up terminal.