I switched to Vim because I was spending much of my time in a terminal. I’ve been using Screen for many years, mainly for kinda persistant tasks (like running a webcam) but found its performance a bit quirky. These days I need something more scalable and robust so thought I’d bite the bullet and kick the tyres of tmux. It’s pretty sweet, here is my starter config. I’m not going to write my own instructions on how to tmux but here are a few links that I found helpful:
Handy links I used to tmux
- A tmux Crash Course by Josh Clayton
- tmux is sweet as heck by Alex Munroe
- tmux - terminal multiplexer by Jason Wryan
I’m also currently experiencing a curious bug where in Terminal.app on Mavericks:
tmux 1.8 has a bug that causes it to unexpectedly underline all characters when the status bar requests a bold color.