Welcome to tmux!
tmux is a "terminal multiplexer", it enables a number of terminals (or windows) to be accessed and controlled from a single terminal. tmux is intended to be a simple, modern, BSD-licensed alternative to programs such as GNU screen.
This release runs on FreeBSD, NetBSD, Linux and OS X and may still run on Solaris and AIX.
tmux depends on libevent 2.x. Download it from:
To build tmux from a release tarball, do:
$ ./configure && make $ sudo make install
To get and build the latest from version control:
$ git clone git://git.code.sf.net/p/tmux/tmux-code tmux $ cd tmux $ sh autogen.sh $ ./configure && make
For more information see https://sourceforge.net/scm/?type=git&group_id=200378 and http://git-scm.com. Patches should be sent by email to the mailing list at email@example.com.
For documentation on using tmux, see the tmux.1 manpage. It can be viewed from the source tree with:
$ nroff -mdoc tmux.1|less
Some common questions are answered in the FAQ file and a more extensive (but slightly out of date) guide is available in the OpenBSD FAQ at http://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq7.html#tmux. A rough todo list is in the TODO file and some example configurations and a Vim syntax file are in the examples directory.
For debugging, running tmux with -v or -vv will generate server and client log files in the current directory.
tmux mailing lists are available. Visit:
Bug reports, feature suggestions and especially code contributions are most welcome. Please send by email to:
This file and the CHANGES, FAQ, TODO, and SYNCING files are licensed under the ISC license. Files under examples/ remain copyright their authors unless otherwise stated in the file but permission has been received to distribute them with tmux. All other files have a license and copyright notice at their start.