Tmux version of screen’s zombie mode


screen has a feature called Zombie Mode, which makes it so that when the process of a screen (window or pane, in tmux terminology) dies, the window doesn't close – it just stays there until restarted, as opposed to closing. Is there a way to do this in tmux?

My use-case is that I start a number of local development servers in different panes in my tmux.conf, but if I have to C-c one of them to restart it, I don't want that pane to vanish.

Best Answer

  • set set-remain-on-exit on keeps the window/pane from closing, and bind-key r respawn-window causes C-b r to restart the process.