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

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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-clic) 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.
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How can I see the fancy prompt in Byobu on Windows?

I installed a new Ubuntu server on 14.04 and need to access it using Windows. I am currently using PuTTYTray, and I installed the Ubuntu fonts and set Ubuntu Mono as my default font in order to get ...
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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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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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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 ...