tmux and Your Operating System

As tmux becomes part of your workflow, you may want to integrate it more tightly with your operating system. In this section, we’ll show you a few ways to make tmux and your system work well together.

Using a Different Shell

In this book, we’ve used bash for our shell, but if you’re a fan of zsh, you can still get all the tmux goodness.

We can explicitly set the default shell in .tmux.conf like this:

 
set​ -g default-command /bin/zsh
 
set​ -g default-shell /bin/zsh

Since tmux is just a Terminal multiplexer and not a shell of its own, we can just specify exactly what to run.

Launching tmux by Default

We can configure our system to launch tmux automatically when we open a Terminal. Using what we know about ...

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