how to copy and paste between a tmux buffer and the X clipboard
tmux does not provide a native way to copy and paste between its buffers
and other applications. Here are two lines to add to
tmux.conf that provide
these missing features. Note that
xclip must be installed for this to work.
# move x clipboard into tmux paste buffer bind C-p run "tmux set-buffer \"$(xclip -o)\"; tmux paste-buffer" # move tmux copy buffer into x clipboard bind C-y run "tmux show-buffer | xclip -i"
How you access the data from the X clipboard will depend on your set-up.
Commonly, in vim you use
"*p, and elsewhere, clicking the middle mouse
button usually works effectively.