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02 June 2008
+* New command, start-server (alias "start"), to start the tmux server and do
+ nothing else. This is good if you have a configuration file which creates
+ windows or sessions (like me): in that case, starting the server the first
+ time tmux new is run is bad since it creates a new session and window (as
+ it is supposed to - starting the server is a side-effect).
+ Instead, I have a little script which does the equivalent of:
+ tmux has -s0 2>/dev/null || tmux start
+ tmux attach -d -s0
+ And I use it to start the server if necessary and attach to my primary
+ session.
+* Basic configuration file in ~/.tmux.conf or specified with -f. This is file
+ contains a set of tmux commands that are run the first time the server is
+ started. The configuration commands are executed before any others, so
+ if you have a configuration file that contains:
+ new -d
+ neww -s0
+ And you do the following without an existing server running:
+ tmux new
+ You will end up with two sessions, session 0 with two windows (created by
+ the configuration file) and your client attached to session 1 with one
+ window (created by the command-line command). I'm not completely happy with
+ this, it seems a little non-obvious, but I haven't yet decided what to do
+ about it.
+ There is no environment variable handling or other special stuff yet.
+ In the future, it might be nice to be able to have per-session configuration
+ settings, probably by having conditionals in the file (so you could, for
+ example, have commands to define a particular window layout that would only
+ be invoked if you called tmux new -smysession and mysession did not already
+ exist).
* BIG CHANGE: -s and -c to specify session name and client name are now passed
after the command rather than before it. So, for example: