tmux: Productive Mouse-Free Development

tmux: Productive Mouse-Free Development

by Brian P. Hogan
     
 

Your mouse is slowing you down. The time you spend context switching between your editor and your consoles eats away at your productivity. Take control of your environment with tmux, a terminal multiplexer that you can tailor to your workflow. Learn how to customize, script, and leverage tmux's unique abilities and keep your fingers on your keyboard's home

Overview

Your mouse is slowing you down. The time you spend context switching between your editor and your consoles eats away at your productivity. Take control of your environment with tmux, a terminal multiplexer that you can tailor to your workflow. Learn how to customize, script, and leverage tmux's unique abilities and keep your fingers on your keyboard's home row.

It's pretty common for a modern developer to have a database console, web server, and a text editor running at the same time. Switching between these with the mouse takes up valuable time and can break your concentration. By using tmux, you can improve your productivity and regain your focus. This book will show you how.

You'll learn how to manage multiple terminal sessions within tmux using only your keyboard. You'll see how to manage and run programs side-by-side in panes, and you'll learn how to create the perfect development environment with custom scripts so that when you're ready to work, your programs are waiting for you. Then you'll discover how to manipulate text with tmux's copy and paste buffers. Once you've got the basics down, you'll discover how easy it is to use tmux to collaborate remotely with others. Finally, you'll explore more advanced usage as you manage multiple tmux sessions, add custom scripts into the tmux status line, and integrate tmux with your system.

Whether you're an application developer or a system administrator, you'll find many useful tricks and techniques to help you take control of your terminal.

What You Need:

You'll need a Mac or Linux machine and some experience using shell commands.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934356968
Publisher:
Pragmatic Programmers, LLC, The
Publication date:
09/06/2013
Pages:
88
Sales rank:
1,129,690
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author

Brian Hogan has been developing web sites professionally since 1995 as a freelancer and consultant. He currently builds web applications using Ruby, jQuery, HTML 5, and CSS 3. He enjoys teaching and writing about technology, particularly web design and development. He is also an advocate of accessibility for the disabled, particularly as it pertains to the visually impaired. When not experimenting with web-based languages and technology, he's... well, who are we kidding? He's always hacking on something.

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