Unverified Commit c4375bf6 authored by Bruno Sutic's avatar Bruno Sutic
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Enable 'full restore' by overwriting a single pane

parent ddf9c5ef
# Changelog
### master
- if restore is started when there's only **1 pane in the whole tmux server**,
assume the users wants the "full restore" and overrwrite that pane.
### v2.0.0, 2015-02-10
- add link to the wiki page for "first pane/window issue" to the README as well
......@@ -51,15 +51,10 @@ This plugin goes to great lengths to save and restore all the details from your
Requirements / dependencies: `tmux 1.9` or higher, `bash`.
`tmux-resurrect` is idempotent! It will not try to restore panes or windows that
already exist.
### FAQ
> I have a problem: first pane/window is not restoring!
Check out
[this wiki page](https://github.com/tmux-plugins/tmux-resurrect/wiki/Help:-issues-with-the-first-window)
for the explanation and problem solution.
already exist.<br/>
The single exception to this is when tmux is started with only 1 pane in order
to restore previous tmux env. In this case only will this single pane be
### Installation with [Tmux Plugin Manager](https://github.com/tmux-plugins/tpm) (recommended)
......@@ -16,6 +16,8 @@ d=$'\t'
# is also not restored. That makes the restoration process more idempotent.
is_line_type() {
local line_type="$1"
local line="$2"
......@@ -56,6 +58,14 @@ is_pane_registered_as_existing() {
[[ "$EXISTING_PANES_VAR" =~ "$pane_custom_id" ]]
restore_from_scratch_true() {
is_restoring_from_scratch() {
window_exists() {
local session_name="$1"
local window_number="$2"
......@@ -114,9 +124,17 @@ restore_pane() {
window_name="$(remove_first_char "$window_name")"
pane_full_command="$(remove_first_char "$pane_full_command")"
if pane_exists "$session_name" "$window_number" "$pane_index"; then
# Pane exists, no need to create it!
# Pane existence is registered. Later, it's process also isn't restored.
register_existing_pane "$session_name" "$window_number" "$pane_index"
if is_restoring_from_scratch; then
# overwrite the pane
# happens only for the first pane if it's the only registered pane for the whole tmux server
local pane_id="$(tmux display-message -p -F "#{pane_id}" -t "$session_name:$window_number")"
new_pane "$session_name" "$window_number" "$window_name" "$dir"
tmux kill-pane -t "$pane_id"
# Pane exists, no need to create it!
# Pane existence is registered. Later, its process also won't be restored.
register_existing_pane "$session_name" "$window_number" "$pane_index"
elif window_exists "$session_name" "$window_number"; then
new_pane "$session_name" "$window_number" "$window_name" "$dir"
elif session_exists "$session_name"; then
......@@ -159,9 +177,25 @@ restore_active_and_alternate_windows_for_grouped_sessions() {
never_ever_overwrite() {
local overwrite_option_value="$(get_tmux_option "$overwrite_option" "")"
[ -n "$overwrite_option_value" ]
detect_if_restoring_from_scratch() {
if never_ever_overwrite; then
local total_number_of_panes="$(tmux list-panes -a | wc -l | sed 's/ //g')"
if [ "$total_number_of_panes" -eq 1 ]; then
# functions called from main (ordered)
restore_all_panes() {
while read line; do
if is_line_type "pane" "$line"; then
restore_pane "$line"
......@@ -28,3 +28,6 @@ save_command_strategy_option="@resurrect-save-command-strategy"
# set to 'on' to ensure panes are never ever overwritten
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