How tmux made my day

Another technical post for the geeks among you!

Fluffy and Flakey

TL;DR

This is what tmux does and how it helps me Get.Stuff.Done.

Background

I’m one of the lucky people who gets to test out how services perform under terrible Internet connections: random drops, latency above a second, and dismal bandwidth. Because of this I tend to say, “I should really learn how to use screen or tmux” whenever my work gets interrupted. This past week I finally took that plunge! In preparation for a long flight without Internet access, I preloaded a bunch of tutorials and started reading.

I already had screen installed on my development server, so I was inclined to get it working (I had also tried some time ago in the distant past and gave up). To make a long story short, screen just wasn’t doing it for me, and it’s not the mature product that tmux is today. Taking a step on the wild-side, I installed tmux and boy am…

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