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I've become addicted to Byobu and I've recently shifted from bash to zsh; Now I want to combine the two, however I have a one initial pre-requisite:

I cannot make zsh the default shell for my user as it's a shared account and the rest of the team aren't as zsh happy as I am - That rules out the 'chsh -s /bin/zsh' option.

So, I discovered you can set a default-shell for tmux (which should follow across to byobu right?). That would be perfect as I'm also the only one really using Byobu on the server.

Problem is, I can't work out where to enable this option in the confusion of config files that's created in the tmux/byobu mix.

Any hints?

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Put the following in your $HOME/.byobu/.tmux.conf:

set -g default-shell /usr/bin/zsh
set -g default-command /usr/bin/zsh

Full disclosure: I'm the author and maintainer of Byobu.

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Thanks Dustin, I'm always super impressed that you hang around here! It's was the 'set -g default-command' bit I was missing in the end.. I didn't realise you needed the second configuration parameter for it to work. –  Ashimema May 16 '13 at 19:21
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No problem ;-) It's 1000x more useful when someone asks a good question like this, here in AskUbuntu or StackExchange, so that others can benefit from the answer :-) I just wish I could get all of the people who use IRC and Launchpad Questions over here... –  Dustin Kirkland May 16 '13 at 19:47

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