Byobu is an enhancement for tmux and GNU Screen that provides text-based notifications and tabbed window management.

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Byobu session restore

I want to open a byobu session and run some script each time my system reboots. Since I am new to Byobu, please help.Direct commands will be highly appreciated.
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tmux/byobu name windows based on working directory

If my CWD is /some/path/projects/foo/other/dir, I'd like the window to be named foo (as opposed to the name of the command running in that window). How would I do this?
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Byobu: kill warning

Short question: is there anyway to get Byobu to present warnings questions, perhaps in the form Are you sure you want to kill X? y/n when killing windows/panes/splits etc.?
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Byobu shift-arrow key shortcut

After using GNU screen for years I have recently started to use Byobu. The F shortcuts are a bit far for my my liking so I want to use shift/alt - arrow keys. Alt-left/right arrow works find for ...
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Connect byobu from Mac El Capitan, Shift + F3 and Shift + F4 do not work

I use my Mac to connect to a remote Ubuntu server (Trusty 14.04) running byobu. Everthing works fine when I connect from the local Ubuntu installed on the Mac as a dual-boot OS. However when I connect ...
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Byobu automatically open windows on boot

I really enjoy using byobu and the launch at login feature. I'm trying to figure out the best way to have a byobu session automatically launch on system boot, with several windows running different ...
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Byobu creates new icon in unity launcher

I have locked the byobu icon in my unity menu. When I click it I would expect to have a window for this icon. But this does not happen. What actually happens is when I click it for the first time, ...
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Customizing byobu display: display path

I've been trying to get this right many times without success. I'd like to display the path in my gnome terminal somewhere: in the title bar or in the bottom frame of tmux while using byobu. This is ...
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Byobu won't launch on login

I've recently started using byobu instead of tmux but I can't get it to launch on any of my ubuntu 14.04 AWS servers. My steps have been: sudo apt-get install byobu byobu-enable This gives this ...
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How to have changes in ~/.byobu/.tmux.conf take effect without restarting byobu

I want to change my default shell in byobu without restarting it. However, when I modify lines in ~/.byobu/.tmux.conf to do this: from: set -g default-shell /usr/bin/fish set -g default-command ...
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Byobu - disable in Gnome Terminal

I like Byobu but I want use it in virtual console only (ctrl+alt+fx). How to disable Byobu in Gnome Terminal? Byobu is enabled via .profile file.
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How do I get byobu to create and set up certain windows every time I start it?

I am using byobu v5.98 using tmux 1.9 backend on Ubuntu 15.04. I find myself creating the same 3 windows (plus splits), in the same way, each time I start up my laptop. Obviously this is less than ...
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The 'reboot required' character doesn't render with PuTTY and Ubuntu Mono

I have "Remote character set" to "UTF-8" and the font set to "Ubuntu Mono, 12-point". The Ubuntu logo character render correctly but not the "reboot required" character. Is there a way to fix this? ...
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Close only the unresponsive split in a Byobu window?

I split my byobu window into 3 or 4 splits with either Ctrl-F2 or Shift-F2. One of these split got hung up because of a bad command I ran. How do I close only this split and not affect the other ...
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Change keybinding Shift-F12 in byobu using tmux backend

I'm using byobu on my desktop and servers. To operate in nestet session I'm using Shift-F12, bun when I want to use e.g. htop (F-keys) I need to: add unbind C-S-F12 to ~/.byobu/keybindings.tmux and ...
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Can no longer type in login shell

I attempted to ssh into my work computer from home this weekend and everything was going fine at first. However, I am normally used to having several terminals open at once, and it was a little ...
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How to make zsh in byobu to be a login shell?

Long story short, I have a zsh setup and I am using gnome terminal. I recently installed byobu and enabled it. Now when I start a new terminal and byobu comes up, my shell is not a login shell. I ...
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I just don't get byobu's keybindings systems, or?

They just don't work. I dont' even know where to begin, what information to even give here, etc. I've been trying to research this off and on for years now, and I've finally had it with this crap. Can ...
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Customizing Byobu

I'm trying to configure Byobu to show the computers external IP-adress by using this little script in .byobu/bin. The script is called 10_ipadress and contains these lines: #!/bin/sh wget -qO- ...
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How to display the name of the program instead of sudo in byobu?

I'm using byobu when working on the shell. If I start a program the name of it is displayed in the status line. However when something is prefixed with sudo it just displays sudo (sudo tail -F ...
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When exiting Byobu, close all non-exited vim sessions

I have configured Byobu to open a dozen text files at startup: new-session -n memo /home/nico/bin/vim-my-memo.sh; new-window -n client1 /home/nico/bin/vim-client1.sh; [...] It works well, but ...
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Make a byobu window use a smaller font than the other byobu windows of the same session

I have a Byobu open in Ubuntu, with two "windows" (sort of tabs) inside. Is it possible to reduce the font size in the first, while leaving the second at standard font size? For instance, in a ...
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how to be attached to a another user Byobu session

I love byobu, and I want to be attached from my user in a remote server to an another user byobu session, already existing. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and this is my byobu version: $ byobu -v byobu ...
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Putty, right-clic and mouse wheel in Byobu

I use Byobu in Putty and copy/paste (select / right-click) and scroll doesn't work. I don't want to scrollback in history, I can use F7 for that, I must scrollback in Putty history. How can I ...
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How to share byobu with multiple users?

The best way to learn and troubleshoot is to pair up with someone else on the internet via text based screensharing. Love the ergonomics of byobu for a single user at a single time. However when I ...
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Open pre-defined windows automatically when opening Byobu

I would like Byobu to start with 4 windows (Byobu in the Byobu sense, not in the Ubuntu sense): One window showing top One window showing a bash in / One window showing a bash in $HOME One window ...
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Vim macro broken after switching from Gnome Terminal to Byobu

In my .vimrc I have this line to quickly insert a </p> line: let @l='^[I</p>^M^[^[OH^[OB' I was working great in gnome-terminal, but in byobu it adds an extra line containing H. How to ...
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Byobu, empty windows names

I have been enjoying byobu very much. It is a great improvement compare to the bare screen application. Since its installation on my Ubuntu 14.04, I have never seen windows named correctly. They ...
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Byobu doesn't seem to launch

I have recently bought a VPS which is running on Ubuntu 14.04 - I have connected to it fine via SSH and have installed byobu using apt-get. I have used the byobu-enable command, but after closing the ...
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Chat between two people sharing byobu screen

It is very convenient to use byobu for sharing terminal screen. Is there a convenient way to have a chat window inside byobu?
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How to change the default shell used in Byobu without changing user shell?

I've been using set -g default-shell /usr/bin/zsh set -g default-command /usr/bin/zsh in my ~/.byobu/.tmux.config for several years to set the shell that Byobu uses without changing (chsh) my login ...
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How do I stop byobu from hijacking highlighting by `ls`?

I've just upgraded Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 15.04 (well, actually using KDE/Kubuntu, but it appears to be irrelevant) and I noticed colouring in the terminal is a bit messed up when using byobu. The ...
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How can I get a Byobu split to reload users permissions?

Having updated a users group with usermod -G <grouplist> <user> in one Byobu split, I was hoping to be able to open a new split and have the permissions take effect there.. rather than ...
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Clashing keybinding byobu and vdebug vim

I am using byobu as a window manager and am also using the 'joonty/vdebug' vim plugin as a debugger. In order to start the debugger the keybinding is F5 but inside byobu when I press F5 I get a ...
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How do I modify the terminal title set by byobu?

While using byobu, my terminal tab's title is set to user@fqdn (IP) - byobu, which can be pretty long depending on the domain. How can I limit it to something shorter, like user@hostname, or better ...
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Byobu > Name windows config file session

I'm setting up a new administration server and I would like to be able to easily bring up a set of windows depending on what I'm working on. For example a session named "WebProd" that would open all 4 ...
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How do I integrate Byobu's copy-buffer with the X clipboard, with text containing quotes?

The same as this question, however I'm looking for an answer that would work with text containing quotes. How do I integrate Byobu's copy-buffer with the X clipboard?
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Get window name of byobu session in bash

is there a way to get the byobu window number (or window name) in shell? I want the same code to behave differently depending on the window in which it is running: I am thinking about something like ...
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Byobu: Disable Shift+Arrow keys when in zoomed mode

Firstly, love byobu. Kudos to the developers! After using it for a while, I have started into this workflow pattern where I zoom into the main pane and work on it in vim for a while, and then move ...
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How do I disconnect from Byobu in a console?

I'm using byobu on the server. Then I logged in my kde I just close a tab with byobu session. But how I can disconnect if I'll use just console terminal? I mean one of Ctrl+ things.
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byobu scrolling and text selection

I want byobu running in gnome-terminal to: Interpret mouse wheel scrolling as scrolling up in the current byobu window. Allow me to select text with my mouse (eg, to copy it to the clipboard). Is ...
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Byobu doesn't pick up my default shell

With the update to 14.10 my byobu setup broke. Apparently now I cannot exec during my simple shell configuration script, and I have instead to invoke the exec in the "login shell configuration" (I'm ...
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Byobu & spaceFM

How to get byobu working "open a terminal here" with spaceFm's F4 shortcut ? From now byobu open in ~ directory and not in the actual spaceFM dir. Thanks
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Putty, Byobu, Tmux and function keys

I'm currently trying to use byobu from PuTTY via ssh. I have currently putty-256color as Terminal-type string because otherwise not even Byobu bindings worked and I couldn't create new windows or move ...
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How to send input to all splits in Byobu?

What is the equivalent tmux command :setw synchronize-panes in byobu? Byobu has Shift-F9 to run a command in all splits, but this does not help if I want to, say, edit the same file using vim in two ...
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Byobu changing tabs

When I'm sharing the same byobu session with multiple users, sometimes when I change the tab, the other user is automatically changed to my new tab, and sometimes he has to do it manually. How can I ...
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Remapping Boybu Keybinds for a Chromebook

I am trying to remap my the F keys in byobu to match the icons on my chrome book. I started by editing my keybindings as follows: $ cat ~/.byobu/keybindings source ...
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Why does tmux/byobu fill my screen with garbage characters when I copy a selection?

When I copy a selection from tmux with a window split, my screen fills up with garbage characters. Depending on the size of the selection, it could be a lot, or just one line. The following images ...
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Why wget prints many new lines of status when downloading (using PuTTY)? [closed]

Why wget prints many new lines, when connecting to an Ubuntu machine via a remote terminal session like PuTTY? The issue is not just in wget but in byobu as well. Both programs behave queer. I assume ...
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Is there are any guide/documentation about byobu (Ubuntu 14.04)?

For example, I can't understand, how to disable F-keys by default. And I can't understand why 0-window doesn't get new name if I started some program.