If you are looking to create microservices, schedule tasks, or you plan on running scripts in ubuntu, you will need a tool that will allow for such things.
Tmux is a tool that allows multiple sessions that can be “detached” from and thus continue running even when no terminal windows are open.
First lets start with Tmux. There is a great detailed explanation of Tmux at the link provided. Thank you for your wealth of general knowledge Wikipedia.
Pleasantries aside, To install tmux simply open a terminal session and type
sudo apt install tmux
Flow through and finish the installation. Press Y for yes when necessary and when the installation completes, you are done installing tmux. Tmux is a safe reliable tool.
If you are new to tmux play around with it a bit. You can use the commands below to do a decent number of things that is more than enough for further parts in this series.
Start a new session type >> tmux
Keep a session running and leave tmux type >> ctrl + b then d
Kill a session you are in >> ctrl + b then type >> kill-session
Rename a session >> ctrl + b then $
To continue learning about running scripts in ubuntu please check out:
Part 2 – Creating a script that can run in the background >> Coming Soon
Do you have more useful commands for tmux?
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