Meetings and Events [RSS]






  • 2012-12-11 - Another Holiday Party,
  • 2012-11-07 - Informal Discussion, none
  • 2012-10-03 - Informal Discussion, none
  • 2012-08-01 - NAS: From Scratch, Henry Mendez
  • 2012-07-28 - FreeBSD Bugathon, none

  • 2012-07-11 - Bring a Box, Rock Your tmux(1), Matthew Story
    18:45, Suspenders Bar and Restaurant


    A good terminal multiplexer is a vital part of the UNIX Developer and Systems Engineer toolkit. For the better part of a decade, I installed GNU screen(1) on each and everyone of my machines, dealing with the lack of useful features, over-abundance of useless features, complex configuration mini-language, and it's preference to setuid to root. Then along came the OpenBSD project's tmux(1), and everything changed.

    Core to the idea of tmux(1) is a command interface, used for both configuration and run-time, making it a simple, easy-to-learn and easy-to-use (and configure) tool. In addition to this, tmux(1) gives you vertical and horizontal panes, pane templates, simple pane resizing, and so much more. If you're a screen(1) user, consider this a Screen User's Anonymous session; if you have refused to engage a terminal multiplexer to this point, and your monitor is cluttered daily with 20 - 30 terminal windows ... consider this your salvation; either way, bring your box and we'll get you rocking with tmux(1) in a couple of hours.


    • [Event Audio] (Generously recorded and processed by Nikolai Fetissov)

    Speaker Bio

    Matthew Story is Director of the AxialMarket Corps of Engineers, and a contributor to the FreeBSD project. He regularly uses the small gun; xargs(1) is his favorite program (especially with -P).

  • 2012-06-06 - Networking by Example with the Packet Construction Set, George Neville-Neil
  • 2012-05-02 - The Useless Use of *, Jan Schaumann
  • 2012-04-04 - The journey from user to contributor, Eitan Adler
  • 2012-03-07 - TCL, Marc Spitzer
  • 2012-02-01 - BSD Networking Topics, Open Forum
  • 2012-01-26 - Cassandra LAN Party, NYC Cassandra User Group
  • 2012-01-04 - AWK, Matthew Story