How To Install Tmux Terminal Multiplexer on Linux

Install Tmux Terminal Multiplexer on Linux

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configuration Tmux Terminal Multiplexer on a Linux server. For those of you who didn’t know, Tmux is a terminal multiplexer that lets you switch easily between several programs in one terminal, detach them (they keep running in the background), and reattach them to a different terminal.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation Tmux Terminal Multiplexer on a Linux server.

Install Tmux Terminal Multiplexer on Linux

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.

Step 2. Installing Tmux.

Installation is pretty straightforward if you have Ubuntu or CentOS distribution you can install tmux with:

After the installation is finished, then type tmux on your console to run tmux:

Step 3. Tmux Commands QuickStart.

Ctrl+b is the Tmux command prefix. Here below for the sake of Clarity, the Ctrl+b will be repeated for every command:

To List the Available Commands:

To Create a New Pane:

To Change Panes Layouts:

To Rotate Panes into Layout:

To Switch into another Pane:

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Tmux. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Tmux Terminal Multiplexer on the Linux server. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Tmux website.

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