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tmuxp, tmux session manager. built on libtmux.

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Load a tmux session

Load tmux sessions via json and YAML, tmuxinator and teamocil style.

session_name: 4-pane-split
- window_name: dev window
  layout: tiled
    - cd ~/                    # run as a first command in all panes
    - shell_command:           # pane no. 1
        - cd /var/log          # run multiple commands in this pane
        - ls -al | grep \.log
    - echo second pane         # pane no. 2
    - echo third pane          # pane no. 3
    - echo forth pane          # pane no. 4

Save as mysession.yaml. And load:

$ tmuxp load ./mysession.yaml

Sessions in ~/.tmuxp/ can use names:

$ tmuxp load mysession

Projects with .tmuxp.yaml or .tmuxp.json load via directory:

$ tmuxp load path/to/my/project/

Load multiple at once (in bg, offer to attach last):

$ tmuxp load mysession ./another/project/

simple, very elaborate config examples

Store configs in (~/.tmuxp) or include in your project as ~/.tmuxp.{yaml,json}. See author's tmuxp configs and the the projects' tmuxp.yaml.

bootstrap project dependencies before loading tmux. See the bootstrap_env.py and before_script example

You can also load sessions in the background by passing -d flag


Freeze a tmux session

snapshot your tmux layout, pane paths, and window/session names.

$ tmuxp freeze SESSION_NAME

See more about freezing tmux sessions.

Docs / Reading material

See the Quickstart.

Documentation homepage (also in 中文)

Want to learn more about tmux itself? Read The Tao of Tmux online.


Your donations fund development of new features, testing and support. Your money will go directly to maintenance and development of the project. If you are an individual, feel free to give whatever feels right for the value you get out of the project.

See donation options at https://git-pull.com/support.html.

Project details

tmux support 1.8, 1.9a, 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
python support 2.6, 2.7, >= 3.3
config support yaml, json, python dict
Source https://github.com/tony/tmuxp
Docs http://tmuxp.rtfd.org
API http://tmuxp.readthedocs.io/en/latest/api.html
Changelog http://tmuxp.readthedocs.io/en/latest/history.html
Issues https://github.com/tony/tmuxp/issues
Travis http://travis-ci.org/tony/tmuxp
Test Coverage https://coveralls.io/r/tony/tmuxp
pypi https://pypi.python.org/pypi/tmuxp
Open Hub https://www.openhub.net/p/tmuxp
License BSD.
git repo
$ git clone https://github.com/tony/tmuxp.git
install stable
$ sudo pip install tmuxp
install dev
$ git clone https://github.com/tony/tmuxp.git tmuxp
$ cd ./tmuxp
$ virtualenv .venv
$ source .venv/bin/activate
$ pip install -e .

See the developing and testing page in the docs for more.

$ make test