Lightweight tmux utilities for manipulating tmux sessions.
Tested and working on Linux, OSX and Cygwin.
Sessions are a second class citizen in tmux environment:
- there are no default key bindings for creating or deleting sessions
- creating a session is cumbersome, just try
tmux new-session -s nameinside tmux (hint: you first have to detach)
- deleting (killing) current session by default detaches tmux (why?)
- no fast way for session switching when there's more than ~5 sessions
This plugin solves the above problems.
prefix + g- prompts for session name and switches to it. Performs 'kind-of' name completion.
Faster than the built-in
prefix + sprompt for long session lists.
prefix + C(shift + c) - prompt for creating a new session by name.
prefix + X(shift + x) - kill current session without detaching tmux.
prefix + S(shift + s) - switches to the last session.
The same as built-in
prefix + Lthat everyone seems to override with some other binding.
prefix + @- promote current pane into a new session.
Analogous to how
prefix + !breaks current pane to a new window.
prefix + t<secondary-key>- join currently marked pane (
prefix + m) to current session/window, and switch to it
": join horizontally
%: join vertically
@: join full screen
Tmux Plugin Manager (recommended)Installation with
Add plugin to the list of TPM plugins in
set -g @plugin 'tmux-plugins/tmux-sessionist'
prefix + I to fetch the plugin and source it. You can now use the plugin.
Clone the repo:
$ git clone https://github.com/tmux-plugins/tmux-sessionist ~/clone/path
Add this line to the bottom of
Reload TMUX environment with
$ tmux source-file ~/.tmux.conf. You can now use
You might also find these useful:
- pain control - useful standard bindings for controlling panes
- logging - easy logging and screen capturing