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09 Apr 2014, 17:29
Joshua Steele (2 posts)

Hi there,

Just bought the book and started reading today. I’ve seen a few screencasts and such about tmux, and it all looks good. But one thing I’m not yet clear on. Why is the concept of running multiple panes in tmux any different from having multiple panes in iTerm2? Heretofore, I’ve been developing with Sublime Text, but I’ve run a multi-pane terminal for a long time so that I could view, for example, tests, web server, and basic command line all in the same window.

So in short, if someone could explain the advantage of tmux panes over iTerm2 native panes, I would appreciate it. (Perhaps that will become clear as I progress in the book, but I’m impatient. :) Thanks in advance!


29 Apr 2014, 21:47
Brian P. Hogan (159 posts)

The biggest reason is that I can divide a single terminal into sessions and then detach it. The other reason is that I can use a single window and move between multiple sessions. You might notice that from the end of the promotional video.