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tmux is described as 'terminal multiplexer: it enables a number of terminals (or windows), each running a separate program, to be created, accessed, and controlled from a single screen. tmux may be detached from a screen and continue running in the background, then later reattached' and is a very popular terminal emulator in the os & utilities category. There are nine alternatives to tmux for Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and Xfce. The best alternative is Terminator, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like tmux are GNU Screen, byobu, WezTerm and Zellij.

tmux alternatives are mainly Terminal Emulators but may also be Window Managers or Shells. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of tmux.
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    Terminator

    • Linux
    • BSD
    75 alternatives to Terminator 

    Terminator enables the user to run and manage multiple terminal emulators side-by-side in the same window. The main focus is arranging terminals in a grid. (Tabs is the most common default method, which Terminator also supports.

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    1.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Terminator.
    2.  Support for Multiple MonitorsTerminator supports the use of multiple displays.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsTerminator can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    Terminator is running Vim, Bash, and Python side by side.
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    GNU Screen

    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Xfce
    9 alternatives to GNU Screen 

    Screen is a full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical terminal between several processes, typically interactive shells. Each virtual terminal provides the functions of the DEC VT100 terminal and, in addition, several control functions from the ANSI X3.

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    GNU Screen vs tmux opinions
    Almost everyone thinks GNU Screen is a great alternative to tmux.
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    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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    byobu

    • Mac
    • Linux
    6 alternatives to byobu 

    Byobu is a GPLv3 open source text-based window manager and terminal multiplexer. It was originally designed to provide elegant enhancements to the otherwise functional, plain, practical GNU Screen , for the Ubuntu server distribution.

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    byobu vs tmux opinions
    Some users think byobu is a great alternative to tmux, some don't.
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    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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    WezTerm

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    81 alternatives to WezTerm 

    A GPU-accelerated cross-platform terminal emulator and multiplexer written by @wez and implemented in Rust

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    Zellij

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    8 alternatives to Zellij 

    Zellij is a terminal workspace. It has the base functionality of a terminal multiplexer (similar to tmux or screen) but includes many built-in features that would allow users to extend it and create their own personalized environment.

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    dtach

    6 alternatives to dtach 

    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 it later. dtach does not keep track of the contents of the screen, and thus works best with programs...

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    1.  Command line interfacedtach either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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      Wemux

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      7 alternatives to Wemux 

      wemux - Multi-User Tmux Made Easy.

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      mtm

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      8 alternatives to mtm 

      Perhaps the smallest useful terminal multiplexer in the world.

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    • abduco

      • Mac
      • Linux
      7 alternatives to abduco 

      abduco provides session management i.e. it allows programs to be run independently from their controlling terminal. That is programs can be detached - run in the background - and then later reattached. Together with dvtm it provides a simpler and cleaner alternative to tmux or...

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