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

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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.