Tiles

Easy way to manage tmux sessions

Installation

To install, simply put tiles in your PATH.

Usage

tiles <command> [<flags>]

Simple wrapper script for creating and managing tmux (terminal multiplexer) sessions.

Possible commands are:

  • start - Start a new tmux session.
  • attach - Attach to an existing tmux session.
  • ls - List currently running tmux sessions.
  • help - Prints the help text.

Tmux sessions are defined with a .tiles file, which must be in the user's home directory. The syntax of the .tiles file is as follows:

tmux_session(
    name = "session-name",
    windows = [],
)

The name parameter is used to reference the session when invoking this script. The windows parameter is a list of tuples of [window_name, working_directory] For example, the following configuration:

tmux_session(
    name = "work",
    windows = [
        ["blog", "~/Projects/blog"],
        ["tensorflow", "~/Projects/tensorflow"]
    ],
)

defines a tmux session named 'work' with two windows.

Roadmap

  • Check existence of directories before running tmux commands
  • Add tests
  • Long-term: Support GNU Screen
  • Long-term: Support configuring panes within windows

License

tiles is licensed under the Apache 2.0 license:

Copyright 2015 David Z. Chen

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at

    http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

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