Restore Tmux Sessions After Reboot
OK, we see how we save and restore our sessions in
tmux. Look at this article
Restore Tmux Sessions
But after rebooting the system how can we start the saved sessions? Here what I was doing before:
To restore sessions after reboot I run:
$ tmux new-session
Then I hit
prefix + ctrl-r
This restores all of my sessions and windows, but it also leaves me with the “extra” session that was created with
I kill this new session. This drops me out of
tmuxand back to the default terminal. Then I have to run:
$ tmux attach
Now I’m finally in my restored session without the “extra new-session”.
You see it is a real pain. For every reboot. For. Every. Reboot.
For lazy developers like us, there is always a “one-line” or “one-click” or “one command” solution. Thanks for github there were some alternatives and found mine: github solution.
alias mux='pgrep -vxq tmux && tmux new -d -s delete-me && tmux run-shell ~/.tmux/plugins/tmux-resurrect/scripts/restore.sh && tmux kill-session -t delete-me && tmux attach || tmux attach'
I had to tweak this code a little bit since
-q flag throws an error. Also I
made it more readable.
alias mux='pgrep -vx tmux > /dev/null && \ tmux new -d -s delete-me && \ tmux run-shell ~/.tmux/plugins/tmux-resurrect/scripts/restore.sh && \ tmux kill-session -t delete-me && \ tmux attach || tmux attach'
OK, now it is a “one command” solution.