Byobu is an enhanced version of GNU Screen that provides text-based notifications and tabbed window management.

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How to change Byobu prompt from “>” to “$”?

From the time I use Linux, the prompt ends with "#" for root and with "$" for common users. On the latest LTS version this changed to ">" for common users under Byobu. Question 1: Why? Question 2: ...
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How to split byobu screen?

On the byobu Wikipedia page there is a screenshot with the terminal screen: Can somebody explain me what programs are used here? My guess - at the bottom - vim, top right - terminal, top left - I ...
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Byobu weird character

After the last byobu's update, I realized that the weird character in bottom left of terminal was not repaired. This character is right or not? See link below. Ubuntu 14.04; Language: English (US); ...
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Byobu statusbars of 2 different servers are still different after resetting Byobu

I have two computers running 14.04 where I use Byobu with tmux backend. The difference between both is that one uses an existing home directory that was backed up and transfered to a fresh ...
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Show login text with Byobu

When I log into my server, I'm usually greeted with a bunch of stats, like this: But if I enable byobu on login (through byobu-enable), I don't get to see the stats. I'm immediately presented to ...
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Working with byobu splits

Is there a way to start automatically a window with multiple splits running their own application using byobu? am using tmux as the backend. Also, how do i select the content of a split for pasting ...
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Use multiple byobu sessions, while ignoring unrelated tmux sessions

So, I have access to a shared shell account where other people and I do some work. Some people prefer use tmux, so they have open their tmux sessions, loading config from ~/.tmux.conf. I prefer to ...
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Byobu screen default for all users

I have installed byobu in my ubuntu 12.04 server installation and set as backend to use screen. What i am trying to do without success is to have all users on my system to use byobu having also ...
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Byobu - what do the numbers mean?

On ubuntu 14.04 LTs, when running byobu, I keep seeing strange numbers appear, such as 127 in the screenshot below: What does this 127 represent, and if it is nothing important, how do I get rid of ...
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Exiting scrollback mode in byobu

In byobu, I am able to enter scrollback mode with F7. However, I am not able to exit by pressing ESC as documented. Nothing happens when I press ESC. In contrast, when I am in screen, I am able to ...
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Can't start Byobu?

I can type this command byobu on the terminal and Byobu will start but when I click on the Gui icon it starts and closes fast. What I did before that is enable autolaunch and then disable it I thought ...
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Using Byobu, how do you split the screen when using PuTTY?

When running Byobu, how do you split the screen when using PuTTY? Pressing Ctrl+F2 just prints a character in the terminal.
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What stats are listed at the bottom of a default byobu session?

I recently logged in to my media center via ssh because it was having issues, and noticed at stat at the bottom of my terminal in red with exclamation marks next to it, but cannot seem to guess what ...
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Starting a byobu window with a name

How do I start a byobu session with a name and have that name displayed in the bottom left hand corner of the byobu window? I've tried byobu new-session -s asxcasd and a new session starts, but the ...
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How do I configure byobu+tmux to start multiple applications on boot so they're running and available in tabs on first SSH?

I've got a few programs that I've always got running so that when I SSH in to the machine, they're running on my different byobu screens/tabs/whachamacallits. However, I've always got to manually ...
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Defining aliases with byobu

I want to have a few aliases for my byobu sessions, but I'm not sure where in the byobu files I'm supposed to put the commands (alias <name> <command>).
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Independent window control with byobu over SSH

I have two VPS', the one I use most I'm about to replace, I keep a byobu session with a number of windows open, and use a split terminal with multiple connections to it. I can then control each window ...
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Execute command on reattaching byobu | screen | tmux session

Can I automatically execute a command on reattaching a detached byobu (screen or tmux) session? Every time I login, /etc/motd is displayed. Since I hardly ever log out and in, I'd like to have the ...
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Is there any way to find something in byobu window?

Is there a way to find an expression (ctrl-f like command) inside a byobu window?
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Run tmux not byobu

I've been using tmux for a number of years, earlier today I thought I'd try byobu - to see what it's like. But now I can't get back to tmux. When I run tmux I end up back in boyobu. Does anyone know ...
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See Byobu Screens using ConnectBot

I use ConnectBot sometimes to connect to my ubuntu machine, and that works fine, however it just comes up with a standard shell, not my byobu screens that I get when I connect to it using another ...
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Start byobu setup with server reboot

I would like to start my byobu setup at a server reboot. With screen I use the rc.local and do it like this: su user -c 'screen -dmS screenname sh /home/user/start.sh' Now I would like to know how ...
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Upstart to manage a byobu'd cgminer

How do I get upstart to manage cgminer in a byobu terminal? Using the upstart script below, I can get cgminer to run with the commented out command, but I can't get it wrapped in a byobu session? ...
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How to enable display of framebuffer images (e.g. in w3m, fbi) within byobu (pts)?

I'm trying to run a minimal Ubuntu 13.10 installation without X Window System on my old laptop. One of the most useful tools I rely on in this setup is byobu; however, it seems to prevent me from ...
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How to save scrollback history in byobu?

I've had an interesting terminal session in byobu, and I'd like to save the terminal output (commands and all) to a file - how can I do that? According to the byobu man page: Ctrl-a ~ - Save the ...
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How can I implement Tilda functionality in byobu?

What I really like about tilda is teh keybinding allowing me to pop it on top of whatever i'm working on and then after I finish with my terminal commands make it run in the background. Is it possible ...
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`apt-get upgrade` stalls with zombie `dpkg` - what to do?

During an apt-get upgrade on a server, output stalled and in investigation I found a zombie dpkg process, but the apt-get process still alive. What is the best way to handle this? The dpkg log shows ...
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How can I remove C-a as a byobu tmux prefix?

I figured out how to add set -g prefix ^B to .byobu/profile.tmux I typed the same command at the tmux : line and indeed ^B is now my prefix character, but ^A is also still my prefix character. ...
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switching users in byobu session

I launched a byobu session (tmux) and then tried to switch to a user called kommander "su - kommander", it immediately prompted me with: [Oh My Zsh] Would you like to check for updates? Type Y to ...
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byobu: “cannot exec new no such file or directory”

I tried creating a new session in byobu: byobu new -s gateway Then I see this message on bottom of screen: "cannot exec new no such file or directory" and it returns this back to terminal: ...
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Byobu status bar keeps loading after install

I have just installed byobu. When I start it the status bar keeps loading? Any idea of what to do?
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Can I use mouse click to focus on Byobu splits?

I know Byobu is a terminal multiplexer and mouse is not a priority, but I still would like to know if there is a way to focus on a split using mouse click instead of keyboard shortcuts. In negative ...
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I can't seem to close byobu splits using alt f5

I am using byobu with tmux and I am trying to collapse the 4 splits I have on the window, but it is not responsive. When I press alt+F5 nothing happens. How do I collapse the splits in this ...
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Disable keybindings in byobu using tmux backend

I've setup the alt + arrow keys bindings for changing tab in vim (in .vimrc): map <silent><A-Right> :tabnext<CR> map <silent><A-Left> :tabprevious<CR> this ...
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su not properly logged when using byobu [closed]

We're seeing varations in our logs when a user su's from a byobu session vs. a regular shell session. When using a regular session the lines in /var/log/auth.log look like this: root@delta:/var/log# ...
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How do I make Byobu terminal open hyperlinks in browser when clicked?

Currently I need to right click, copy URL and paste link browser. I have seen this question: Terminal emulator left-click to open link But it does not cover Byobu's config files...
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Bind byobu window to Ctrl+Shift+T shortcut

Ctrl+Shift+T shortcut runs the gnome-terminal by default. I have installed byobu, and I want this shortcut to open the latest used byobu session. When pressed multiple times, I should still have just ...
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Detaching from screen inside a byobu session

For quite some time I've been using screen to detach and let them run in the background. Then I discovered byobu to have mutliple tabbed shells running. Now I have a problem that I'm no longer able to ...
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Shutdown command history in terminal

The default terminal in Ubuntu (13.04) preserves previous commands in an iterable list, even from session to session. Same with Byobu terminal. But for some reason sudo shutdown .... is never ...
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How do I automatically rename the byobu window

Is there a way to automatically name my byobu windows. I think about an entry in my .bashrc or something similar that sets my tab name to $USER@$HOST.
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How do I 'workon' a Python virtualenv in Byobu windows configuration?

I'm trying to configure Byobu that it will start with a few windows ready in my Python virtualenvwrapper project directory. The only thing that needs to be run is the command workon myvirtualenvname. ...
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byobu how to create a second column for multiple screens

So I have up to 12 different screens in byobu. However, after the 12 screen I can no longer fit it in my terminal session. I have a monitor 1024x780 so the 13th screen and there after are just display ...
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Using QQ: How can I make Byobu the default terminal [duplicate]

I really like the Byobu terminal better than the default Gnome terminal that is installed with Ubuntu. How can I make Byobu the default terminal - for example, when I hit control/alt-t I'd like to ...
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How do I change the default shell used in Byobu (tmux)?

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 ...
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Command Prompt Stopped Listening to Me; Feeling Rejected

I'm SSHing into my headless Ubuntu 11.04 Server using PuTTY, and I'm in a byobu session. I started a mysql_safe daemon because I was trying to fix a password problem I was having with mysql. I was ...
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How do I get a byobu session with a command to run on startup?

I am trying to get Byobu to startup with Ubuntu Server 12.04 when the server starts up. I've figured out how to do this with a screen session but I want it to be in Byobu with all the added features, ...
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How to use Byobu keybindings in a nested remote session?

I'm using Byobu (with Tmux, inside of gnome-terminal) and I have a problem with its keybindings (which I probably fail to understand). I launch byobu, open a few windows then, from one of these ...
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Why doesn't ctrl-pgup and ctrl-pgdn change tabs in vim when started in byobu?

From what I have read of the documentation, byobu does not use ctrl-pgup or ctrl-pgdn for anything, so why is it that when I start "vim -p file1 file2", and try to move among the different tabs with ...
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byobu, ssh and an accidently closed fluxbox

So i was using fluxbox and had a terminal using ssh to connect to a server. This server automatically starts byobu for everyone who's connecting to him. At least until i accidently closed my fluxbox ...
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byobu - status fields not hiding when I/O becomes zero - bug, or as expected?

I wanted to make use of byobu's "network" and "diskio" status fields, but I'm not sure if the following behaviour (#2) is normal, or buggy: When there is IO, the network and disk status numbers ...