Welcome to tmux!
tmux is a terminal multiplexer: it enables a number of terminals to be created, accessed, and controlled from a single screen. tmux may be detached from a screen and continue running in the background, then later reattached.
This release runs on OpenBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Linux, macOS and Solaris.
tmux depends on libevent 2.x, available from:
It also depends on ncurses, available from:
To build tmux, a C compiler (for example gcc or clang), make, pkg-config and a suitable yacc (yacc or bison) are needed.
To build and install tmux from a release tarball, use:
$ ./configure && make $ sudo make install
tmux can use the utempter library to update utmp(5), if it is installed - run configure with --enable-utempter to enable this.
To get and build the latest from version control - note that this requires autoconf, automake and pkg-config:
$ git clone https://github.com/tmux/tmux.git $ cd tmux $ sh autogen.sh $ ./configure && make
Bug reports, feature suggestions and especially code contributions are most welcome. Please send by email to:
Or open a GitHub issue or pull request.
For documentation on using tmux, see the tmux.1 manpage. View it from the source tree with:
$ nroff -mdoc tmux.1|less
A small example configuration is in example_tmux.conf.
Other documentation is available in the wiki:
Also see the tmux FAQ at:
A bash(1) completion file is at:
For debugging, run tmux with -v and -vv to generate server and client log files in the current directory.
The tmux mailing list for general discussion and bug reports is:
Subscribe by sending an email to:
This file and the CHANGES files are licensed under the ISC license. All other files have a license and copyright notice at their start.