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Kill a Tmux Session

Kill a Tmux Session

Tmux is one of the most useful tool when it comes to using a linux terminal.

Tmux is a terminal multiplexer, it allows a user to access multiple terminals (or windows), each running a separate program, while providing a single screen to work on. Tmux is useful for running more than one command-line program at the same time, increasing productivity and the way you work.

Let's look at how to kill a tmux session by its name.

Kill a tmux session

You can kill a tmux session by running the tmux kill-session command.

To find the list of sessions that are available you can run the comming tmux ls. Pick the name of the session session_name from the output of tmux ls and then to kill the session run the tmux kill-ses command-

$ tmux kill-ses -t session_name

or use tmux kill-session command

$ tmux kill-session -t session_name

You can also create a tmux session within a tmux session, which will help you create a new session without quitting the existing session.

I hope this tutorial for creating a new tmux session was useful. You can also check out the complete tmux cheatsheet of keyboard shortcuts and mouse shortcuts.