Re: [dev] Why do you use tmux/screen?

From: Ari Malinen <>
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2014 11:17:06 +0300

tmux is useful for detach, tabs, scrolling and copy/paste.

On Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 10:45 AM, Maxime Coste <> wrote:
> Hello
> On Tue, Jul 01, 2014 at 03:48:48AM +0300, Dimitris Zervas wrote:
>> After a year or so in the list, I think each and every one is using tmux or screen (I think more tmux, but do not start a war please, that's not the subject).
>> Why is that? For the tabs?
>> Why not use tabbed? or DWM's mono-view (how is it called when you see only 1 window?)?
>> Apart from that, if it is really useful, how does it work? I searched a bit the web and I only found some keybindings, but not how the thing works.
> I use tmux in two cases:
> 1. At work, because I have to work on Windows, and it does not provide any
> reasonable window management, so I spend most of my time in tmux in cygwin.
> 2. When ssh-ing in my home box, to get multiple panes and a session that
> does not depend on the ssh connection lifetime.
> Cheers,
> Maxime.
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