How to output tmux logging into a file easily

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Issue

  • There are many ways to enable logging when working with tmux, here is an easy script that configures it for you and makes it easy to start logging onto a file
[root@gss01 ~]# cat start-tmux-logging.sh 
grep -q tmux.log 2>/dev/null ~/.tmux.conf || cat << _EOF >> ~/.tmux.conf
bind-key H pipe-pane -o "exec cat >>$HOME/'#W-tmux.log'" \; display-message 'Toggled logging to $HOME/#W-tmux.log'
_EOF

tmux new -s tmux-logged

# To enable screen logging press: Ctrl + b followed by H

Environment

  • RHEL 8

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