tmux Alternatives

    The most popular alternative is Terminator, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked 7 alternatives to tmux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting tmux alternatives are GNU Screen (Free, Open Source), byobu (Free, Open Source), dtach (Free, Open Source) and Wemux (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Mar 28, 2019

    • Terminator, multiple terminals in one window. The goal of this project is to produce a useful tool for arranging terminals.
    • Screen is a full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical terminal between several processes, typically interactive shells.
      Almost everyone thinks this is a great alternative to tmux.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • Xfce
      9y
      It has the most intuitive key bindings and the vastest range of capabilities amongst the ones I have tried. However, the first thing you should do after installation is to change command character because it is terrible choice.
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      Positive comment • more than a year ago • 2 users agree and 2 don't



    • Byobu is a GPLv3 open source text-based window manager and terminal multiplexer.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      Gu
      byobu uses tmux as a back-end. It's literally just alternative keybindings and a predefined status bar. It's tmux configuration, not tmux replacement.
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      Negative comment • more than a year ago

    • dtach is a tiny program that emulates the detach feature of screen, allowing you to run a program in an environment that is protected from the controlling terminal and attach to...
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • wemux - Multi-User Tmux Made Easy
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • mtm is the Micro Terminal Multiplexer, a terminal multiplexer.It has four major features/princples:Simplicity
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • abduco provides session management i.e. it allows programs to be run independently from their controlling terminal.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Linux