I’ve been using tmux for quite a while, but @christoomey’s series really upped my game, and there’s still more for me to learn. Thanks, Chris!
However, now that I’m using more tmux sessions, I’m running into strange situations where system processes don’t match the active tmux sessions.
I found that I had two similar sessions open (Webpack & webpack-demo), so decided to close one of them. I did
<C-S><C-Z> to close the current viewport, then did
ps aux to see what processes were open. Here’s what I got (and I was able to copy/paste this using Martin Svangren’s excellent comment on the “Tmux 3 - Navigation” thread; thanks Martin!)
jseidel 57786 0.1 0.0 2501404 3348 ?? Ss Sat08AM 0:24.18 tmux new-session -s Dev jseidel 57986 0.0 0.0 2441568 240 s000 T Sat08AM 0:00.01 tmux new-session -s Webpack jseidel 57784 0.0 0.0 2466144 4 s000 T Sat08AM 0:00.01 tmux new-session -s Dev jseidel 24132 0.0 0.0 2466144 1412 s000 S+ 6:56PM 0:00.01 tmux new-session -s webpack-demo
So I killed 24132 and 57986, plus the ‘extra’ Dev session 57784, and started a new tmux session called ‘webpackDemo’. Not sure that extra ‘Dev’ session got started, but I see that a lot.
Anyway, my ps output looks great now:
jseidel 57786 0.1 0.0 2501404 4820 ?? Ss 29Apr17 0:40.95 tmux new-session -s Dev jseidel 4952 0.0 0.0 2447712 596 s008 S+ 8:37AM 0:00.01 tmux new-session -s webpackDemo
but when I go back to my tmux session and type
<C-S><C-J> to show my tmux sessions, I still see the old sessions plus the new one:
(0) + Dev: 1 windows (1) + Webpack: 1 windows (attached) (2) + webpack-demo: 1 windows (3) + webpackDemo: 1 windows
What the heck am I doing wrong? My approach at this point will be to just terminate the whole ball of wax and start over, but I’d like to better understand what’s going on. Thanks!