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# Help, tpm not working!
Here's the list of issues users had with `tpm`:
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> Nothing works. `tpm` key bindings `prefix + I`, `prefix + U` not even
Related [issue #22](
- Do you have required `tmux` version to run `tpm`?<br/>
Check `tmux` version with `$ tmux -V` command and make sure it's higher or
equal to the required version for `tpm` as stated in the readme.
- ZSH tmux plugin might be causing issues.<br/>
If you have it installed, try disabling it and see if `tpm` works then.
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> Help, I'm using custom config file with `tmux -f /path/to/my_tmux.conf`
to start Tmux and for some reason plugins aren't loaded!?
Related [issue #57](
`tpm` has a known issue when using custom config file with `-f` option.
The solution is to use alternative plugin definition syntax. Here are the steps
to make it work:
1. remove all `set -g @plugin` lines from tmux config file
2. in the config file define the plugins in the following way:
# List of plugins
set -g @tpm_plugins ' \
tmux-plugins/tpm \
tmux-plugins/tmux-sensible \
tmux-plugins/tmux-resurrect \
# Initialize TMUX plugin manager (keep this line at the very bottom of tmux.conf)
run '~/.tmux/plugins/tpm/tpm'
3. Reload TMUX environment so TPM is sourced: `$ tmux source /path/to/my_tmux.conf`
The plugins should now be working.
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> Weird sequence of characters show up when installing or updating plugins
Related: [issue #25](
- This could be caused by [tmuxline.vim](
plugin. Uninstall it and see if things work.
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> "failed to connect to server" error when sourcing .tmux.conf
Related: [issue #48](
- Make sure `tmux source ~/.tmux.conf` command is ran from inside `tmux`.
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> tpm not working: '~/.tmux/plugins/tpm/tpm' returned 2 (Windows / Cygwin)
Related: [issue #81](
This issue is most likely caused by Windows line endings. For example, if you
have git's `core.autocrlf` option set to `true`, git will automatically convert
all the files to Windows line endings which might cause a problem.
The solution is to convert all line ending to Unix newline characters. This
command handles that for all files under `.tmux/` dir (skips `.git`
find ~/.tmux -type d -name '.git*' -prune -o -type f -print0 | xargs -0 dos2unix