Tmux is a terminal multiplexer. Tmux “splits” your screen in many parts, where you can open a big number of terminals or windows, running different aplications on each. By a single Tmux “screen”, you can control and access all the programs running.
Practically, Tmux splits your screen in more screens.
In this article I will show you how to install Tmux from sources. So, this tutorial works for Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04, Linux Mint 13/14, Debian Sid, Fedora 17/18 and any other Linux distro you can think of.
Follow this steps for a succesful installation:
1. Download tmux and cd to the download directory: sourceforge.net/projects/tmux/files/latest/download?source=dlp
2. Extract the archive:
$ tar -xzvf tmux*.tar.gz
3. Create the makefile:
$ cd tmux*
4. Compile the sources:
5. Install the application and clean up:
# make install && make clean
If you get dependency errors, fix the errors and than try the step with the error again. If you get a libevent error, you have to install the libevent library from sources, like this.