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OpenBSD imports tmux
Contributed by jason on Tue Jul 7 04:10:33 2009 (GMT)
from the making-X11-obsolete dept.

Good news for those working on remote machines. Nicholas Marriott (nicm@) imported tmux into the base tree.

According to the tmux website:

tmux is a "terminal multiplexer", it enables a number of terminals (or windows)
to be accessed and controlled from a single terminal. tmux is intended to be a
simple, modern, BSD-licensed alternative to programs such as GNU screen.

tmux offers several advantages over screen:

- a clearly-defined client-server model: windows are independent entities which
  may be attached simultaneously to multiple sessions and viewed from multiple
  clients (terminals), as well as moved freely between sessions within the same
  tmux server;
- a consistent, well-documented command interface, with the same syntax
  whether used interactively, as a key binding, or from the shell;
- easily scriptable from the shell;
- multiple paste buffers;
- choice of vi or emacs key layouts;
- an option to limit the window size;
- a more usable status line syntax, with the ability to display the
  first line of output of a specific command;
- a cleaner, modern, easily extended, BSD-licensed codebase.

tmux is a great alternative to GNU/Screen. The transition is easy, just use the prefix "Ctrl-B" instead of "Ctrl-A": most bindings are the same. You can also get a list of bindings by pressing "Ctrl-B ?". tmux was already in the ports, it's nice to have it in the base system now.

Editor's Note: Thanks to Henry Prêcheur for reminding us about Nicholas' work on importing tmux. This is an excellent application that will continue to see high adoption rates in favor of GNU/Screen.

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  tmux vs screen (mod -6/54)
by Dan (213.8.163.8) on Tue Jul 7 04:25:22 2009 (GMT)
  I am using screen daily.

I have read about the differences between screen and tmux in the tmux FAQ page.

I haven't found anything too interesting, which will have much affect on my daily life.

Have you found anything interesting in tmux, or maybe a "killer" feature other then the license?

Anyway, alterrnatives are always welcomed :)
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  Re: OpenBSD imports tmux (mod 43/79)
by Theo de Raadt (199.185.137.1) on Tue Jul 7 04:37:40 2009 (GMT)
  The most impressive thing about tmux, in my view, is how frustrating the code audit was. In 2 hours, I found only one or two nits that had very minor security consequences.

It was not accepted into the tree based on license alone. It is high quality code.
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  Re: OpenBSD imports tmux (mod 12/44)
by Kevin (70.173.214.85) on Tue Jul 7 05:11:25 2009 (GMT)
  Great news!
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  Re: OpenBSD imports tmux (mod 3/47)
by Anonymous Coward (85.226.112.37) on Tue Jul 7 05:36:10 2009 (GMT)
  Two thumbs up!
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  Re: OpenBSD imports tmux (mod 13/51)
by Anonymous Coward (189.160.115.83) on Tue Jul 7 06:44:28 2009 (GMT)
  I also like that in tmux you can have per-window scroll buffer.

I'm not sure if this is possible in screen but surely I will never know because of the not-so-straightforward man page.
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  Re: OpenBSD imports tmux (mod 15/47)
by Brynet (Brynet) on Tue Jul 7 16:13:50 2009 (GMT)
  Hey Nicholas (nicm@ now!),

As the person who submitted tmux as a port, I'm glad to see it's now in base.

It is really great, I first noticed it on SourceForge and after using it for a couple months.. it just seemed unbelievable that it wasn't already a port.

Thanks for all the hard work you've done, you just can't beat how little resources it uses.. it really fits in with the "do one thing and do it well" paradigm.

Good luck!
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