Dustin Dustin - 11 months ago 60
Linux Question

Move window between tmux clients

I'm just learning tmux and I have no experience with screen. I'm wondering if I can move a window in one tmux client to another tmux client. I want to move my IRC client to a new window on my screen.

Answer Source

Yes, you can use the move-window command:

move-window [-d] [-s src-window] [-t dst-window]
           (alias: movew)

This is similar to link-window, except the window at src-window is moved to dst-window.

where src-window and dst-window have the form: session:window.pane (session and window can be either name or id).

So, supposing you have an 'chat' session with an 'irc' window and want to move it to the 'other_session' session you can do (in the tmux prompt):

move-window -s chat:irc -t other_session

If you are already in the chat:irc window you don't need to specify the source so

move-window -t other_session:

will do it.

In the same way, from the 'other_session' session you don't need to specify the target.

movew -d irc:irc_window

If you haven't named you windows/sessions, you have to use their ids.