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Use Tmux for Previewing Posts

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Problem

After I finished an Octopress post, one may check if there’s any error by previewing the post. In GUI, it’s easy: just open a new window. How about in Linux text mode?

A so-called method

Add an ampersand ‘&’ behind the command for previewing the blog. However, while viewing the site in a browser, the contents would be covered by some lines.

127.0.0.1 - - [14/Feb/2015:13:46:08 +0800] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 200 39685 0.0024
127.0.0.1 - - [14/Feb/2015:13:46:14 +0800] "GET /blog/2015/02/14/tried-range-bas
ed-for-loop/ HTTP/1.1" 200 21821 0.0028
127.0.0.1 - - [14/Feb/2015:13:46:59 +0800] "GET /atom.xml HTTP/1.1" 200 131801 0
.0071

This can be an inconvenience. It isn’t hard to log on another TTY and open the browser there, but one has to type the password twice—this is still inconvenient.

Solution

I now use Byobu, which depends on Tmux, to preview the generated blog.1


  1. The screenshot of Tmux.

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