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What is tmux?

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.
tmux is a tool in the Shell Utilities category of a tech stack.
tmux is an open source tool with 31.1K GitHub stars and 2K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to tmux's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses tmux?

18 companies reportedly use tmux in their tech stacks, including Kaidee, core, and DevOps.

166 developers on StackShare have stated that they use tmux.

tmux Integrations

Pros of tmux
Reliable, easy and highly customizable
Decisions about tmux

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose tmux in their tech stack.

Needs advice
IntelliJ IDEAIntelliJ IDEA

I have a strong familiarity with Jetbrains products, having used most of them since around 2015. However, in the past 6 months, I have started transitioning to Neovim as my primary "IDE". This is due to the extensive nature of my work, where I would typically load a different JetBrains product for each programming language I was working with. I wanted to reduce the amount of RAM I was using and have an easier time exporting my setup to weaker hardware.

My current setup, which is still a work in progress, consists of Neovim, tmux, and a few other applications. It took me a while, but I now feel much more comfortable working with this setup than I did with Jetbrains products. In the past, I often had to change my workflow or struggle with some of the tooling provided by JetBrains.

While I haven't worked with Java in a production environment for a few years, I have been working with TypeScript, PHP, Python, C++, and C#. Neovim works well for almost everything, but I do encounter some issues when working with .NET. In these cases, JetBrains Rider seems to be a better fit for C#, and I hope to resolve these issues. I also have an extensive ruleset setup (naming schemes and whatnot) in the JetBrains ecosystem that I have yet to find a suitable alternative of enforcement in Neovim.

However, I am now facing the prospect of returning to a Java stack at work. I'm wondering whether I should continue with Neovim and invest more time in configuring it and researching more about its Language Server Protocol (LSP) capabilities, or if I should return to IntelliJ and not waste the effort. Can Neovim be as good as, or almost as good as, IntelliJ for Java development? Talking about Kotlin is a plus, but my focus is on Java and potentially working with the Spring ecosystem.

I have used the JetBrains' vim plugin for about 2 years. It does not hold a candle to using nvim. Probably this shouldn't affect the question much, but: I am a Linux/Windows guy, however, I will be forced to use macOS at work.

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tmux's Features

  • Allow Multiple Terminals

tmux Alternatives & Comparisons

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tmux's Followers
131 developers follow tmux to keep up with related blogs and decisions.