Using tmux as a Solo Programmer

Start a tmux session with the tmux command, like so:

 
$ ​tmux

You’ll notice a slight change to your terminal, such that it looks like the following figure.

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Figure 1. An empty tmux session

This is a tmux session. We can do anything from this terminal that we might do in a regular terminal session, such as edit files with Emacs or Vim. If you’re familiar with these editors, try one out right now.

The tmux session consists of a window that contains the terminal, and a status bar that displays the window’s name and some other information. We can divide the window into multiple panes that allow us to view more ...

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