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Rename window in Tmux

Rename window in Tmux

Tmux is one of the most useful tool when it comes to using 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 say you have already created one or more tmux sessions, with several windows and panes. We will discuss how you can rename a tmux window to access it easily directly by its name.

Rename a Tmux Window

Let's consider the case where you are inside a tmux window i.e., your cursor is active in a pane in the window you wish to rename.

You can use the following keyboard shortcut to rename a window-

Prefix + ,

By default the prefix is Ctrl-B, so to rename tmux window you can run the following command-

Ctrl-B + ,

Now you can type the name of the window that you want and press the ENTER key on the keyboard.

I hope you found this article useful, glad that you found it easy to rename windows in Tmux. You can also check out the complete tmux cheatsheet of keyboard shortcuts and mouse shortcuts.