dwm+tmux

2012-07-31-134151_1366x768_scrot

st

st is a simple terminal that sucks less, but it does not have scroll back support, aka "scrollbackabilty". :)

One way to remedy this, is to use tmux or GNU screen. tmux has a disadvantage in the sense it doesn't reflow text.

tmux setup in dwm's config.h

static const char *termcmd[]  = { "st", "-e", "tmux", NULL };

tmux has some added bonuses, like keeping the width so for example tail -f /var/log/everything.log doesn't get truncated/wrapped when you want to do a copy&paste to a new window.

tmux local and remotely?

If you run a default tmux a -d and you log into a remote machine, you need to prefix your commands twice to for example open a new shell on the remote machine, e.g. C-b C-b c

You can work around this like I do by setting up your local tmux to use a different prefix, in my case using the old bloated GNU screen prefix, C-a.

pstree

x220:~$ pstree
init─┬─GoogleTalkPlugi───4*[{GoogleTalkPlugi}]
	 ├─6*[agetty]
	 ├─bash───chromium─┬─chromium
	 │                 ├─chromium───2*[{chromium}]
	 │                 ├─chromium───7*[{chromium}]
	 │                 ├─chromium───{chromium}
	 │                 └─22*[{chromium}]
	 ├─chromium-sandbo───chromium─┬─19*[chromium───3*[{chromium}]]
	 │                            └─nacl_helper_boo
	 ├─crond
	 ├─dbus-daemon
	 ├─dbus-launch
	 ├─dhcpcd
	 ├─httpd───6*[httpd]
	 ├─ntpd
	 ├─ssh-agent
	 ├─sshd
	 ├─st───tmux
	 ├─su───bash───startx───xinit─┬─X
	 │                            └─sh─┬─sh───dwm───3*[st───tmux]
	 │                                 └─sleep
	 ├─syslog-ng───syslog-ng
	 ├─systemd-udevd
	 ├─tmux─┬─bash───ssh
	 │      ├─2*[bash]
	 │      ├─bash───pstree
	 │      └─bash───vim
	 ├─usbmuxd
	 ├─vim
	 ├─wpa_cli
	 └─wpa_supplicant
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