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tmux night

The theme for this meetup is tmux. Forward is kindly supplying pizza and beer. There should be enough pizza to go around, but you know how these things go: the early bird catches the worm. Here's a rough schedule:

  • 18:30 - Pizza delivery, courtesy of Forward
  • 19:15 - Introduction and book raffle
  • 19:30 - An introduction to tmux, by Jack Franklin
  • 19:50 - Tmux copy mode, by Claudio Ortolina
  • 20:00 - A testing triumvirate: tmux+turbux+tslime, by Matt Southerden
  • 20:30 - To the pub!

This event is also listed on Lanyrd, but RSVPs are handled here by meetup.

An introduction to tmux - Jack says "I'm going to give you a whirlwind tour of the very basic usage of tmux: creating new sessions, windows and split panes, which covers about 90% of my daily tmux usage."

Jack is a Ruby & JavaScript developer along with being a Computer Science student at the University of Bath. He runs the popular JS blog javascriptplayground.com and maintains a blog of Vim tips at tilvim.com, along with running the weekly web development podcast upfrontpodcast.com. When not at a computer he's usually found in the pub, like any good student.

Tmux copy mode - Claudio will show us how to copy and paste text in a tmux session, using copy mode.

Claudio works as a full stack web developer at New Bamboo. When he's not coding, he's probably cooking. When he's not cooking, he's probably eating what he cooked.

A testing triumvirate: tmux+turbux+txlime - it may sound complex, but this combination of Vim+tmux makes for a dream workflow for test-driven development.

BONUS! We have a couple of copies to give away of the tmux book, signed by the author Brian Hogan.

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  • Robert W.

    did the event get recorded at all?

    June 26, 2013

    • Drew N.

      Yes. I'll have the videos up on vimeo shortly.

      1 · June 26, 2013

    • Robert W.

      Cheers Drew.

      July 3, 2013

  • James C.

    A little bit Mac OSX orientated for me.

    June 30, 2013

    • James C.

      Hi Leo, your comment was very helpful. There were some other mentions of Mac related stuff regarding piping to the OSX clipboard if I remember correctly - although I haven't watched back. I think the difficulty that I had was that I'm not sure what problem tmux is solving? Of course I'm probably being short sighted - I couldn't see how it could help me use vim better (I'm devving on gnome 2 and 3 most of the time). That said, I've shown a new employee tmux today because it helped him solve some of the Terminal process / tab switching issues on Mac - it helped him use shell, and therefore vim, better. My guess is that tmux solves some shell management issues that mainly effect Mac users running local development and therefore the evening was, as a result, implicitly Mac orientated. Hope all that makes sense.

      July 2, 2013

    • Peter G.

      It doesn't have to be local development to have shell issues. You SSH in to a computer, use vim there, and you still have shell issues.

      July 2, 2013

  • Drew N.

    Videos from tmux night are now up on our vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/vimlondon/videos
    Also, I've gathered all coverage on Lanyrd here: http://lanyrd.com/2013/tmux-night/coverage/

    2 · June 26, 2013

    • Ignazio

      Thank you Drew, much appreciated!!!

      June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Could not make it unfortunately to this meetup, so big thanks for putting the video up. Look forward to making it to the next one!

    June 26, 2013

  • Ben M.

    Most useful noob command in tmux is:

    prefix ?

    Which is list-keys :-)

    June 26, 2013

  • Robert W.

    Sorry, my DB of every IP address in the world has to take precedence.

    June 25, 2013

    • Drew N.

      Is that a dramatic way of saying that you're migrating your feeds away from Google Reader?

      2 · June 26, 2013

    • Robert W.

      (-: Something for a very large local broadcaster...

      June 26, 2013

  • Sameera N.

    It was a great even, as an non IT professional I learnt a lot. Many thanks to Drew for letting me attend. I am an accountant and tax specialist for IT contractors and freelancers. Please feel free to get in touch if you need my help.

    1 · June 26, 2013

  • Pierre M.

    Just what i was looking for: Tmux's basic usage, how to integrate it with Vim, and some useful extra plugins

    1 · June 25, 2013

    • Drew N.

      I'm glad to hear it was useful for you!

      June 26, 2013

  • Ignazio

    very inspiring

    June 25, 2013

  • David S.

    See you there :)

    June 25, 2013

  • Fayimora F.

    Something just came up.. Can't make this unfortunately.

    June 25, 2013

  • Thomas W.

    Hey guys, not really worth a presentation but I just added this to my set up the other night and it works pretty well. Thought you guys might like it. Pretty seamless vim and tmux integration with movement between splits and panes. Requires tmux 1.8. Here's the link: https://github.com/christoomey/vim-tmux-navigator.

    3 · June 23, 2013

    • Thomas W.

      Yeh that would be cool thanks, makes sense for you to do it. I look forward to watching :).

      June 25, 2013

    • Drew N.

      Sounds good, thanks Jack!

      June 25, 2013

  • Rob M.

    Sorry, can't make it any more :(

    June 25, 2013

  • Yannick S.

    Have to go to Physio. Will miss this one :(

    June 23, 2013

  • Drew N.

    I'm on holiday for the rest of this week. If anyone has any questions about this meetup, I won't be able to answer them until I get back on Monday 24th. If you've been to a Vim Meetup at Forward before, you can expect much the same format: beer+pizza, presentations, then on to the pub.

    June 17, 2013

  • Thomas W.

    I'm a heavy vim/tmux user. Looking forward to it.

    2 · June 14, 2013

    • Drew N.

      Would you like to present something?

      June 14, 2013

    • Thomas W.

      Maybe another time :). Plus I think most of the stuff I use (windows, panes, copy-mode, vim-dispatch and vim-slime) will be covered anyway.

      June 15, 2013

  • Ignazio

    will this be an hands on meetup? (i.e. do I need to bring my notebook?)

    June 14, 2013

  • Dave A.

    Can't make it this month unfortunately, but hoping these will be recorded like the last couple of months so I can give these talks a watch :-)

    June 14, 2013

    • Drew N.

      If all goes to plan, these talks will be recorded + published too.

      June 14, 2013

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