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Tmux Quick Reference & Cheat sheet - 2 column format for less scrolling!
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List tmux ls List ^b w
New new -s <session> Create ^b c
Attach att -t <session> Rename ^b , <name>
Rename rename-session -t <old> <new> Last ^b l (lower-L)
Kill kill-session -t <session> Close ^b &
========================================== Goto # ^b <0-9>
CONTROLS Next ^b n
========================================== Previous ^b p
Choose ^b w <name>
Detach ^b d
List ^b = ==========================================
Buffer ^b <PgUpDn> PANE (SPLIT WINDOW)
Command ^b : <command> ==========================================
Copy ^b [ ... <space> ... <enter> Show # ^b q
Moving vim/emacs key bindings Split Horiz ^b " --------
Start <space> Split Vert ^b % |
Copy <enter> Pane->Window ^b !
Paste ^b ] Kill ^b x
========================================== Reorganize ^b <space>
SESSION (Set of Windows) Expand ^b <alt><arrow>
========================================== Resize ^b ^<arrow>
Resize x n ^b <n> <arrow>
New ^b :new ^b :new -s <name>
Rename ^b $ Select ^b <arrow>
List ^b s Previous ^b {
Next ^b ( Next ^b }
Previous ^b ) Switch ^b o other
Swap ^b ^o
Last ^b ;
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afair commented Oct 4, 2013

Thanks everyone!

Thanks for the feedback, @eranchetz. I've updated the session section accordingly.

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most useful thing ever. bookmared

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v2chrisb commented Jan 1, 2014

Best tmux cheat sheet I've found after sporadically searching for the last week. Thanks, !

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Very useful. Thank you.

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swe20144 commented May 6, 2014

awesome buddy

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Congee commented May 17, 2014

great cheat sheet. :)

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Excelent QR (quick Ref)!

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zodman commented Nov 25, 2014


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samof76 commented Aug 12, 2015


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ghost commented Oct 25, 2015

Thanks, I just keep getting stuck with the splits.

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573 commented Nov 18, 2015

Thanks, how did you write that cheat file, any special tool for formatting?

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573 commented Nov 18, 2015

ok i see, maybe it was:

cat asciifile | pr -2 -t

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This is great

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udoyen commented May 17, 2017

greate resource

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The command of creating a new session should be "tmux new -s ".

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Thank you!, cool summary πŸ‘

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Simple and handy Thanks!

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khanhtc1202 commented Nov 4, 2017


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Thank you!

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fre0n commented Jul 7, 2021

Best one out there.

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This is the way.

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