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Discussion on: Multiple commands running in a single shell (windows in tmux)

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Thomas H Jones II

Out of curiosity, what made you choose tmux vice screen?

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Connor Bode Author

I didn't make a choice, when I looked to solve my problem tmux was the solution I found. Didn't discover screen until later, at which point I was comfortable with tmux.

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Thomas H Jones II

Cool. I've been using screen since 1989. I'm always interested in new-to-me tools and know a lot of people use tmux, but haven't seen anyone post that "this is why you must switch" capability-note. Occasionally, I like to ask, in case the tmuxer in question has used both enough to be able to tell me "this is the differentiator that was key to me." =)

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Connor Bode Author

Yeah I don't think there is a difference really, I think they satisfy the same goal equally well.