tmux Cheat Sheet


Published on October 07, 2020 by John Ward

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A tmux Cheat Sheet

This is a cheat sheet for tmux, mainly for my own reference but I thought it was be useful for the general community.

Start a new Session

tmux new -s geek1

Attach to an existing session

tmux attach-session -t geek1

Session Commands

  • S - List sessions.
  • $ - Rename current session.
  • D - Detach current session.
  • Ctrl+B, and then ? - Display Help page in tmux.

Window Commands

  • C - Create a new window.
  • , - Rename the current window.
  • W - List the windows.
  • N - Move to the next window.
  • P - Move to the previous window.
  • 0 to 9 - Move to the window number specified.

Pane Commands

  • % - Create a horizontal split.
  • “ - Create a vertical split.
  • H or Left Arrow - Move to the pane on the left.
  • I or Right Arrow - Move to the pane on the right.
  • J or Down Arrow - Move to the pane below.
  • K or Up Arrow - Move to the pane above.
  • Q - Briefly show pane numbers.
  • O - Move through panes in order. Each press takes you to the next, until you loop through all of them.
  • } - Swap the position of the current pane with the next.
  • { - Swap the position of the current pane with the previous.
  • X - Close the current pane.