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

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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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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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How would you configure byobu as a login shell?

I need to have my telnet and ssh users use byobu as their login shell. I would like to avoid using .login/.profile/.bashrc and the likes to spawn byobu. I'd like to have byobu as the shell defined in ...
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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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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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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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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 do I prevent byobu from duplicating text on all splits?

Recently I started using Byobu, and I'm having a problem with each split just being a duplicate of the original. Whatever I type in one split appears in all of the others. I'm also using Byobu on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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Can Mouse Wheel Scrolling be enabled in Byobu

I've seen elsewhere that scrolling via the mouse wheel (and other mousy events) can be enabled for tmux.. can this feature also be enabled in byobu (over tmux) and how?
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How do I make the F-keys work in byobu, for midnight commander (mc), htop, etc?

I use byobu with the tmux backend on my 12.04 server. I'd like to use the midnight commander shortcut keys with it, but the F keys don't work. I've seen some posts on the issues here: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bind Alt-N to Nth window in byobu/screen

I've been trying to bind a shortcut to switching to a specific window in byobu, but I'm not having success. I wanted to bind Alt-(screen's number) but it's not working. I think I'm using the wrong ...
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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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Starting byobu with a config file, but getting all the byobu niceties, too?

When one starts byobu by saying: byobu -c myconfig unfortunately the whole session looks like a bare bone screen session. How can I get the full-fledged byobu interface with the status bar and ...
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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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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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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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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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What terminal emulators are available for heavy terminal users?

I spend a lot of time at the command-line during the workday and at home too since I run Ubuntu exclusively. I've been using the default gnome terminal but I've reached a point where I'd really like ...
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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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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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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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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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Name a Byobu session?

Is there a way to create identifiable Byobu sessions so that when I've got multiple sessions running, the byobu-select-session menu gives me a list of sessions I can recognize, as opposed to ...