Is it possible to duplicate a remote session in macos terminal?

I want to clone this session without having to connect to the remote host again, so I have two tabs for working expediently.

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    Is there some reason you cannot just open another tab and type the command you want to execute? Commented Jul 30, 2021 at 1:38
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Each Terminal tab has its own shell and its own connection to a remote server, that can't be easily duplicated.

But you can use a terminal multiplexer like tmux for this which will run on the remote server. It will not give you a new Terminal window, but you can switch between virtual terminals inside one window/tab, all within one remote login.

If you are using iterm2 there is tmux integration.

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