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tmux: a replacement for gnu screen (updated)

I have recently discovered tmux, a replacement for the slightly aging gnu screen. The so called “terminal multiplexer” allows to open several terminals inside the same terminal window. Much like gnu screen, you can split the screen, resize the different parts etc. However, tmux allow the usage of 256 color terminals and is based upon a client server infrastructure. And before you ask, like screen, it will stay alive and run your favorite app until you reconnect to the session.

tmux example 5

It is part of the OpenBSD base distribution but will compile and run on a number of OS including Linux. Solaris, AIX, etc.

Update: for Mac OS users, it is available from macports.