3mux – terminal multiplexer inspired by i3

3mux is a terminal multiplexer with out-of-the-box support for search, mouse-controlled scrollback, and i3-like keybindings.

3mux aims for full usability without needing configuration, although it does have a configuration file.

3mux is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Batteries included – all possible parts required are available for full usability.
  • i3-like keybindings. For example the keybindings Alt+H and Alt+V turn a terminal into a container and set to split direction.
  • Session management:
    • Create, attach to, or detach from a session.
    • Alt+N/Alt+Enter Create new pane.
    • Alt+Shift+Q Close pane.
    • Alt+Shift+F Make pane fullscreen.
    • Alt+Shift+Arrow Move pane.
    • Alt+Arrow Move selection.
    • Alt+/ Toggle search.
  • Optionally interactive.
  • Self-documenting.
  • Search.
  • Scrollback.
  • Mouse support.
  • Drag to resize panes.
  • Click to select pane.
  • Scrollwheel.
  • Supports bold text.
  • Support for reverse styling (swap foreground & background).
  • Good color support including background coloring in Vim.

Website: github.com/aaronjanse/3mux
Developer: Aaron Janse and contributors
License: MIT License

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