Copying and pasting with XWindow clipboard from tmux
tmux does not natively support XWindow's clipboard. With two lines in
.tmux.conf you can configure two keys to send and retrieve clipboard
Traditionally applications use
PRIMARY selection which uses the mouse
selection for copy and pastes with the third button. However this
becomes less and less common, so I'll configure the
selection most newer browsers, applications and Emacs use.
Add following lines to
# move x clipboard into tmux paste buffer bind < run "xsel -ob | tmux load-buffer - ; tmux paste-buffer " # move tmux copy buffer into x clipboard bind > run "( tmux show-buffer | xsel -bi ) && tmux display-message \"ok!\""
The first line sets
C-b < in
tmux to retrieve X clipboard contents
and paste. The second line sets
C-b > to send current
tmux buffer to
X clipboard for pasting to another application.
If you still like to use
PRIMARY selection, you can drop
xsel -o and
xsel -i respectively.