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Using tmux for MariaDB database support and surveillance

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See also our older article: Using screen for support and/or surveillance.

First simple steps

The command tmux starts a tmux server and opens a new session with a (pseudo) terminal:

shell> tmux


To leave a tmux session again just type Ctrl+d inside your tmux session or:

Using screen for support and/or surveillance

Often support customers want to see what you do on their databases. For this screen is the ideal tool.

Screen commands typically look like this:

screen> Ctrl+a ?

This means press Ctrl+a, release Ctrl+a, press ? and NOT press Ctrl+a+? together. Often you can find Ctrl+A which is wrong. It is a lower case a!

Start first screen

Start and leave a screen:

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