ruk·si

tmuxify

Updated at 2020-02-26 14:36

Most projects I work on require running multiple processes in parallel for development; e.g. webserver, CSS pre-processor, some microservices, TypeScript compiler.

On Mac, I used to use iTerm tab macros for that but nowadays prefer tmux as it's more powerful and multi-platform .

Example: add the following to your .bashrc and then you can call rukruk in shell.

rukruk() {
    local NAME="rukruk"

    tmux has-session -t=":$NAME" 2>/dev/null
    if [ $? == 0 ]; then
        echo "$NAME window already exists, aborting"
        return 0
    fi

    # if we aren't in a tmux session, create a new session
    # if we are in a tmux session, create a new window
    if [ -z "$TMUX" ]; then
        tmux start-server
        tmux new-session -d -s $NAME -n $NAME
    else
        tmux new-window -n $NAME
    fi

    tmux send-keys "v ruksismith" C-m
    tmux send-keys "bash unix_host.sh" C-m

    tmux split-window -v
    tmux send-keys "v ruksismith" C-m
    tmux send-keys "bash unix_build.sh" C-m

    # if we aren't in a tmux session, open the session
    if [ -z "$TMUX" ]; then
        tmux attach-session -t $NAME
    fi
}