[announce] NYC*BUG tonight: tmux(1)

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Wed Jul 11 10:56:47 EDT 2012

2012-07-11 @ 18:30 - Location: suspenders

Bring a Box, Rock Your tmux(1), Matthew Story

A good terminal multiplexer is a vital part of the UNIX Developer and
Systems Engineer toolkit. For the better part of a decade, I installed
GNU screen(1) on each and everyone of my machines, dealing with the lack
of useful features, over-abundance of useless features, complex
configuration mini-language, and it's preference to setuid to root. Then
along came the OpenBSD project's tmux(1), and everything changed.

Core to the idea of tmux(1) is a command interface, used for both
configuration and run-time, making it a simple, easy-to-learn and
easy-to-use (and configure) tool. In addition to this, tmux(1) gives you
vertical and horizontal panes, pane templates, simple pane resizing, and
so much more. If you're a screen(1) user, consider this a Screen User's
Anonymous session; if you have refused to engage a terminal multiplexer
to this point, and your monitor is cluttered daily with 20 - 30 terminal
windows ... consider this your salvation; either way, bring your box and
we'll get you rocking with tmux(1) in a couple of hours.

About the speaker:

Matthew Story is Director of the AxialMarket Corps of Engineers, and a
contributor to the FreeBSD project. He regularly uses the small gun;
xargs(1) is his favorite program (especially with -P).

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