Tmux will boost your sysadmin efficiency

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Tmux stands for terminal multiplexer. With this feature you can split terminal in multiple screens and work simultaneously on numerous servers. This tool is favorite among all Linux system administrators.Tmux will boost your sysadmin efficiency!

Tmux is the ultimate tool for all system administrators

Administering 4 or dozens virtual servers at once can be quite of a task, furthermore switching from terminal to terminal can be very daunting.

It would be nice if we could have all servers on one terminal, with option to switch from one terminal to another.

There are even more you can do with tmux like tmux sessions. In this part we will only stick to basics. The most important step in mastering tmux is to learn tmux shortcuts.

How to install tmux

Tmux is present in all Linux distributions and can be easily installed through a terminal.

user@linux2u:~$ sudo apt update

user@linux2u:~$ sudo apt install tmux

In this tutorial i will demonstrate tmux basics in some common tasks. The point of this video is to show you what can be done using tmux multiplexer.

Tmux basics short video tutorial

This episode sticks with my previous posts regards What to do after installing Linux Ubuntu, especially in part 4 where we have discussed about virtualization.

Tmux will be very handy when you start using virtual machines:

Tmux basics is most about how to use keyboard shortcuts, because those techniques will boost your sysadmin efficiency.

Tmux basics will help you understand many useful things such as networking and interactions between servers and applications.

If you like to speed up a little by learning more about tmux visit this website

Terminal multiplexer is favorite tool, you can find it in almost every Linux distribution repository.



Author: Krunoslav Kralj

Im Linux enthusiast from Croatia using Linux for 13 years! My first Linux was - Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon), released on 18 October 2007. After some time iv'e switched to Centos 6. Im still using Ubuntu for my daily tasks, and i really miss my Centos 6 which reminds me to some older versions of Ubuntu.

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