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

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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 ...
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Why will byobu only split into tabs using a terminal, and not do the same in a console/tty?

I have used Byobu for a bit and noticed something odd: I can split Byobu into tabs normally when I am using a terminal emulator, but when I am in a console or tty, pressing Shift-F2 only enters a ...
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Howto get the number of available updates/security-updates in ubuntu server

I'm writing a small daemon in c/c++ and I need to get the number of updates available and how many of them are security updates. So far I know I could use either update-notifier or nagios but just for ...
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How to make byobu start with byobu -u on login/startup?

How do I make byobu start with unicode support by default? If I have done byobu-enable how I can set this -u option?
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Byobu: open different tabs in different windows of the same session

Let's say I have a byobu session running with multiple tabs open. Then if I open a new terminal, and start byobu, it will take me into the same session. If I then switch byobu tabs in one terminal, ...
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using a byobu and disconnected session how to see message on screen

I use byobu on sh and was doing some program which was left over for at least 24 hours, I had disconnected from the machine and logged in back after 24 hours is there a way I could see the messages ...
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Synchronize panes in byobu

anything similar to tmux synchronize-panes on in byobu with tmux as back-end?? I am a cluster admin and would love to use byobu rather than clusterssh which lets me do synchronous writes
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Unable to launch byobu with custom windows.NAME file

Apologies if the solution is obvious but I'm stumped! I want to launch byobu from within my Gnome 3 desktop environment on 12.04 but it's not working for me as yet. Here's what I have: created a ...
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Do a release upgrade 10.04 to 12.04 LTS in a byobu / screen session

I am about to do a release upgrade on a 10.04 server to 12.04. I am going to need to do this over SSH, is it advisable to do this in a byobu / screen session in case of any unforeseen disconnects? or ...
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How to resize byobu in Ubuntu 12.10?

I was a happy user of byobu for many months. I was running it between two Ubuntu 11.10 machines and I never had a problem with window sizes. From my laptop I would connect through ssh to my ...