Tmux and Vim: Copy and Paste on macOS Sierra

As a developer, more than anything, you copy and paste things. Making copy and paste work in properly with Vim and Tmux is, unfortunately, not trivial. There’s a lot of information to be found on the internet about setting up copy and paste with Tmux. There’s also lots of information on how to setup Vim. But then you run Vim 8. On macOS Sierra. And things break down quickly.

Fixing a slow starting Terminal or iTerm2 on Mac OS X

For some time I have been annoyed with how slow my Terminal (in my case iTerm2) starts up. It would take 5-10 seconds before I was presented a prompt. Being in the console for the better part of the day, this was unacceptable. The first thing I did was upgrade Bash to Zsh. I’d heard great things about Zsh, so I thought I’d give it a try. Zsh is really awesome, but it did not fix the start-up delay I was experiencing previously with Bash.