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I did a little research and have found that GIT Bash uses MINGW compilation of GNU tools.
It uses only selected ones.
You can install the whole distribution of the tools from
and run a command to install Tmux. And then copy some files to installation folder of Git.
This is what you do:
Install before-mentioned msys2 package and run bash shell
Install tmux using the following command: pacman -S tmux
Go to msys2 directory, in my case it is C:\msys64\usr\bin
Copy tmux.exe and msys-event-2-1-4.dll to your Git for Windows directory,
mine is C:\Program Files\Git\usr\bin
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Thanks for the tip hollowmaster!
I downloaded msys2 and got tmux installed and moved to Git\usr\bin and when running tmux got no response/feedback.
Updated Git for my machine to 2.23.0 (I think before I was 2.20) and it worked like a charm.

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hao-lee commented Jan 19, 2020

@jsbarrett Thanks! Save my life. After upgrading Git For Windows from 2.17 to 2.25, it works!

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gh0s-t commented Feb 19, 2020

Amazing! Thanks for the solution. @hollowmaster1496

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Thanks for the tip lhsfcboy, I installed mysys2 to use tmux, but is more practical the git bash for some tasks.
I also needed to copy the msys-event-2-1-7.dll file for it to work.

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To download msys-event-* link:

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@MaskeZen, thank you very much for sharing your experience with the adjustments to get "tmux" working.
It was similar for me, but besides the msys-event-2-1-7.dll file, I needed to include the msys-event_core-2-1-7.dll file to make it work.

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@locopine thanks for suggesting the last file, works like a charm

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grpnpraveen commented Dec 20, 2021

@locopine May I know what version of git it is working for ?

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