Apr 8, 2017
I just released tmux-auto-pane. It’s a tiny shell script for creating pre-defined tile layouts in Tmux on Linux with xdotool. In our workflow, we often have some pre-defined pane configurations in a terminal. The project called
tmux-auto-pane helps to automate that process. It can save us some time and make us a bit more productive. We can call
tmux-auto-pane with one of the following parameters:
--help | -h showing help --1l1r one left, one right --1l2r one left, two right --2l1r two left, one right --1u1d one up, one down --1u2d on up, two down --2u1d two up, one down --4tiles 4 tiles, 1 in each corner
tmux-auto-pane --4tiles will generate such layout:
____ ____ | | | |____|____| | | | |____|____|
we can also have the following layouts:
1l1r 1l2r 2l1r 1u1d 1u2d 2u1d ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ _________ _________ ____ ____ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |____| |____| | |_________| |____ ____| |____|____| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |____|____| |____|____| |____|____| |_________| |____|____| |_________|
Script can be installed via
sh -c "$(wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/pwittchen/tmux-auto-pane/master/install.sh -O -)"
sh -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/pwittchen/tmux-auto-pane/master/install.sh)"
Due to the fact, that
xdotool under the hood, unfortunately it works only with Linux right now. It can be improved in the future to work with macOS as well. Source of the project can be found at https://github.com/pwittchen/tmux-auto-pane. This project could be extended to start specific applications in each pane. Maybe, I’ll improve it in the future, so users could parametrize their custom applications. I hope Tmux & Linux users will find it useful :).