Commands

These commands can be invoked with zellij [SUBCOMMAND]. For more details, each subcommand has its own help section when run with the --help flag (zellij [SUBCOMMAND] --help).

attach [session-name]

short: a

Zellij will attempt to attach to an already running session, with the name [session-name]. If given no [session-name] and there is only one running session, it will attach to that session.

The attach subcommand will also accept the optional options subcommand.

list-sessions

short: ls

Will list all the names of currently running sessions.

kill-sessions [target-session]

short: k

Will kill the session with the name of [target-session], if it is currently running.

kill-all-sessions

short: ka

Will prompt the user to kill all running sessions.

options

Can be used to change the behaviour of zellij on startup. Will supercede options defined in the config file. To see a list of options look here.

setup

Functionality to help with the setup of zellij.

FlagDescription
--checkChecks the configuration
--cleanStart with default configuration
--dump-configDump the default configuration file to stdout
--dump-layout [LAYOUT]Dump a specified default layout file to stdout
--generate-completions [SHELL]Generate completions for the specified shell

Flags

These flags can be invoked with zellij --flag.

FlagDescription
--helpDisplay the help prompt
--debugGather additional debug information
--versionPrint version information