Tmuxify your Tmux. Create, edit, manage and load complex Tmux session, window and pane configurations with ease.
In short, Tmuxifier allows you to easily create, edit, and load "layout"
files, which are simple shell scripts where you use the
tmux command and
helper commands provided by
tmuxifier to manage Tmux sessions and windows
Window layouts create a new Tmux window, optionally setting the window title and root path where all shells are cd'd to by default. It allows you to easily split a window into specifically sized panes and more as you wish.
You can load a window layout directly into your current Tmux session, or into a session layout to have the window created along with the session.
Session layouts create a new Tmux session, optionally setting a session title and root path where all shells in the session are cd'd to by default. Windows can be added to the session either by loading existing window layouts, or defined directly within the session layout file.
Given we have a window layout file called example.window.sh which looks like:
window_root "~/Desktop" new_window "Example Window" split_v 20 run_cmd "watch -t date" split_h 60 select_pane 0
You can then load that window layout into a new window in the current tmux session using:
tmuxifier load-window example
Which will yield a Tmux window looking like this:
Clone the repo to your machine:
git clone https://github.com/jimeh/tmuxifier.git ~/.tmuxifier
$HOME/.tmuxifier/bin to your PATH to make the
available to you:
In bash & zsh:
set path = ( "~/.tmuxifier/bin" $path )
set -gx PATH "~/.tmuxifier/bin" $PATH
Custom Installation Path
To install Tmuxifier somewhere else than the suggested
clone the repository to your custom location, and ensure the
bin folder is
added to your PATH making the
tmuxifier executable available to you.
In bash & zsh:
And add the following to your
eval "$(tmuxifier init -)"
Add the following to your
~/.tcshrc or equivalent:
eval `tmuxifier init -`
And add the following to your
~/.config/fish/config.fish or equivalent:
eval (tmuxifier init - fish)
Custom Tmux Arguments
If you need to pass custom arguments to
tmux itself, you can do so by
TMUXIFIER_TMUX_OPTS environment variable. For example to set
custom arguments globally:
export TMUXIFIER_TMUX_OPTS="-L my-awesome-socket-name" eval "$(tmuxifier init -)"
And/or specify dynamically when calling
TMUXIFIER_TMUX_OPTS="-L other-socket" tmuxifier load-session welcome
cd ~/.tmuxifier # or where you've cloned tmuxifier to git pull
Note: This section needs expanding upon.
For a quick reference on available commands and their aliases, please run:
Tmuxifier doesn't come with any layouts, so you'll want to create your own window and session layout files. New layout files are populated with examples and comments explaining what things do. Also, having a look at the examples directory will also give you a good idea.
First off you'll want to define a window layout:
tmuxifier new-window my-awesome-window
This will create a new layout file called
$TMUXIFIER_LAYOUT_PATH, and open it with the editor defined in
$EDITOR. Customize it as you wish, and save.
You can now load my-awesome-window with the following command:
tmuxifier load-window my-awesome-window
You should now have a new Tmux window open created from your custom and awesome window layout.
To create your first session layout, run:
tmuxifier new-session my-awesome-session
Same deal as with creating a new window, except the filename ends with
.session.sh instead of
.window.sh, and the file's pre-populated content
looks different. To have your awesome window loaded, add
load_window "my-awesome-window" to the session layout next to existing examples.
To load the session layout simply run:
tmuxifier load-session my-awesome-session
You'll now have a new Tmux session with your previously defined awesome window in it.
Configure & Customize
Custom Layouts Path
You can customize the layouts directory used by Tmuxifier by setting
Tmuxifier comes with shell-completion for bash, zsh, tcsh, and fish. If for
any reason you need to disable it, just set
Tmuxifier supports iTerm2's Tmux integration. It can be used in two ways:
-CCas a second argument to the
load-sessioncommand. For example:
tmuxifier load-session my-awesome-session -CC
TMUXIFIER_TMUX_ITERM_ATTACHenvironment variable to
-CCbefore calling the
- Tmuxifier is largely inspired by Tmuxinator.
- The shell script structure and shell-completion setup is heavily inspired/ripped from the internals of rbenv.
Tmuxifier vs. Tmuxinator
Though Tmuxifier is largely inspired by the excellent Tmuxinator project, it does set itself apart in a number of ways:
- Uses shell scripts to define Tmux sessions and windows instead of YAML files. The benefit is total control over Tmux, but the definition files are more complicated to work with.
- Instead of using a "project" concept, Tmuxifier uses a concept of "sessions" and "windows" just like Tmux itself. This allows you to load a whole session with multiple pre-defined window configurations, or just load a single window configuration into your existing session.
- Tmuxifier is a set of shell scripts, meaning it doesn't require Ruby to be installed on the machine.
- Improve Readme, specially Usage section.
- Write up a detailed reference for all available layout helper functions.
(The MIT license)
Copyright (c) 2014 Jim Myhrberg.
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