$ gem install tmuxinator
Then follow the instructions. You just have to drop a line in your ~/.bashrc file, similar to RVM if you've used that before:
[[ -s $HOME/.tmuxinator/scripts/tmuxinator ]] && source $HOME/.tmuxinator/scripts/tmuxinator
Editor and Shell
tmuxinator uses your shell's default editor for opening files. If you're not sure what that is type:
$ echo $EDITOR
For me that produces "mate -w" If you want to change your default editor simple put a line in ~/.bashrc that changes it. Mine looks like this:
export EDITOR='mate -w'
It also uses $SHELL variable. which is always set by your shell.
Create a project
$ tmuxinator new project_name
Create or edit your projects with this command, for editing you can also use
tmuxinator open project_name.
new aliased to
n. Your default editor ($EDITOR) is used to open the file. If this is a new project you will see this default config:
# ~/.tmuxinator/project_name.yml # you can make as many tabs as you wish... project_name: Tmuxinator project_root: ~/code/rails_project rvm: 1.9.2@rails_project pre: sudo /etc/rc.d/mysqld start tabs: - editor: layout: main-vertical panes: - vim - #empty, will just run plain bash - top - shell: git pull - database: rails db - server: rails s - logs: tail -f logs/development.log - console: rails c - capistrano: - server: ssh me@myhost
If a tab contains multiple commands, they will be 'joined' together with '&&'. If you want to have your own default config, place it into $HOME/.tmuxinator/default.yml
pre command allows you to run anything before starting the tmux session. Could be handy to make sure you database daemons are running. Multiple commands can be specified, just like for tabs.
you can define your own panes inside a window likes this:
- window_with_panes layout: main-vertical panes: - vim - #empty, will just run plain bash - top
Starting a project
This will fire up tmux with all the tabs you configured.
After you create a project, you will have to open a new shell window. This is because tmuxinator adds an alias to bash (or any other shell you use, like zsh) to open tmux with the project config. You can reload your shell rc file instead of openning a new window like this, for instance in bash you could do this:
$ source ~/.bashrc
$ tmuxinator copy existing_project new_project
Copy an existing project. aliased to
$ tmuxinator update_scripts
Re-create the tmux scripts and aliases from the configs. Use this only if you edit your project configs outside of tmuxinator, i.e. not using "tmuxinator open xxx".
$ tmuxinator list
List all the projects you have configured. aliased to
$ tmuxinator delete project_name
Remove a project
$ tmuxinator implode
Remove all tmuxinator configs, aliases and scripts. aliased to
$ tmuxinator doctor
Examines your environment and identifies problems with your configuration
$ tmuxinator version
shows tmuxinator's version. aliased to
$ tmuxinator help
shows tmuxinator's help. aliased to
Questions? Comments? Feature Request?
I would love to hear your feedback on this project! Send me a message!
- added pre command (Thanks to Ian Yang)
- added multiple pre command (Thanks to Bjørn Arild Mæland)
- using tmux set default-path for project root
- new aliases
- added pane support (Thanks to Aaron Spiegel)
- RVM support (Thanks to Jay Adkisoon)
Contributing to tmuxinator
- Check out the latest master to make sure the feature hasn't been implemented or the bug hasn't been fixed yet
- Check out the issue tracker to make sure someone already hasn't requested it and/or contributed it
- Fork the project
- Start a feature/bugfix branch
- Commit and push until you are happy with your contribution
- Make sure to add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.
- Please try not to mess with the Rakefile, version, or history. If you want to have your own version, or is otherwise necessary, that is fine, but please isolate to its own commit so I can cherry-pick around it.
Copyright (c) 2010 Allen Bargi. See LICENSE.txt for further details.