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

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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? [closed]

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 ...
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Setting Default Byobu screens

I've just installed Quantal as a fresh install, and want to set up Byobu as it was on my old system. In a previous version of byobu there was an option in byobu-config (via the F9 key) to create new ...
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Custom status Byobu

#! /bin/sh echo "$(byobu ls|grep attached)"|sed 's/\([a-zA-Z0-9][a-zA-Z0-9]*\).*/\1/' this is my script in ~/.byobu/bin/ refresh time is 1 second. This shows the session name as the custom ...
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Notation for Byobu Keybinding Files

Does anyone know what notation is used to represent keyboard keys in Byobu's keybinding files (f-keys.screen etc)? I know what keys I would like to change and have poured through the file trying to ...
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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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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 ...
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Can byobu (tmux) show a multiline status

With byobu-screen the default status line had two lines. With byobu-tmux however the default status line only has one line. I liked the seperate line with the list of windows, it let me see more than ...
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Why Byobu custom status notification code fail to show in color?

The code below runs well in Bash and shows text with proper green background color but when I add it to the ~/.byobu/bin/ folder it shows the escape characters instead. Something like ...
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Revert F3 and F4 behavior in byobu?

With a fresh 12.04 installation of Ubuntu, byobu's interpretation of the function keys seems to have changed. F3 and F4 will still change the active tab on the current session, but it changes it for ...
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Shift+F2 is ignored when using byobu with PuTTY (Windows 7)

Connecting to byobu in Ubuntu 12.04.1 (precise) from PuTTY on a Windows 7 system, when I type Shift+F2 to get a vertical split, nothing happens. Typing plain F2 works and opens a new window. I tried ...
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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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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 do I get ctrl-left / ctrl-right to jump a word again in byobu?

On my Ubuntu 11.10 machines running byobu 4.37 I can use the key combination ctrl-left / ctrl-right to jump a word at a time in the terminal. However, on my Ubuntu 12.04 machines with byobu 5.17, this ...
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Byobu doesn't show the colourful status line

I just followed this How to get byobu to launch tmux instead of screen? and updated byobu on my Ubuntu 11.04 64bit notebook. When I was using the old version from Ubuntu repos, there always was ...
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When using `byobu` in a PuTTY session cannot create new windows

I have an Ubuntu 10.04.4 web server, and I have set it to run byobu on session startup. To start with it all seems to work fine, for example F9 brings up the menu and F7 starts the copy/paste ...
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Equivalent of Ctrl-a Ctrl-a in byobu (switching windows)

In GNU screen, I could type Ctrl+A twice to switch between two windows. In byobu, I can't see how to do that. F12+Ctrl+A doesn't work, and I can't find anything in the manual. To be clear, I do not ...
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Byobu available updates broken on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS? [closed]

I noticed that since release of byobu 5.10 the available updates in the lower bar behaves funny: you issue for example an apt-get update available updates pop out with the #! in the lower bar ...
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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 do I send a literal F6/etc. in byobu?

In a byobu screen, I ssh'ed into another computer and launched byobu on that computer. Now, I have byobu within byobu. How can I send byobu keystrokes (F2, F3, F6, etc) to the inner byobu rather ...
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How do I reset Byobu's settings?

Right problem is I want use Byobu I really like it BUT I messed up and changed settings in F9 and choose the screen keybindings NOW I cant get back to the F9 settings to change it back and cant use ...
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Quicklist gnome-terminal don't work with byobu profile

Yesterday I tried to create a Desktop quicklist for my gnome-terminal to open byobu with a specific byobu profile. There's the part of my gnome-terminal.desktop file : [NetBook_Byobu Shortcut Group] ...
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how to run multiple byobu sessions at once?

Currently I don't seem able to run multiple sessions of byobu. After the initial byobu instance, running on one terminal, when I run byobu in another terminal it always attaches to the first byobu ...
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What is the <number>! in byobu's status bar mean?

I run byobu on my home server, and I noticed this today - what is it? It's part of the byobu notification/status bar, on a 64-bit 11.10 server.
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How to re-enable function keys in byobu?

I was using byobu on Ubuntu 11.10 Server and I needed to hit a function key in an app, so I hit F9 to bring up the config menu and switched the keybinding set from "f-keys" to "screen-escape-keys". ...
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How to ignore Ctrl-A when a different escape sequence is already chosen

With release 11.10, an old byobu setting I had from screen no longer works. I used to just add esacpe `` at the end of ~/.byobu/keybindings to make the tickmark by escape for byobu key sequences. ...
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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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Server AMI images don't allow a user to login multiple times

When I log into twice to a new instance of Ubuntu server built for Amazon EC2, both windows will be exactly the same. Anything I type in one is replicated in the other. I never dealt with this when I ...
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How to remove bottom information panel in terminal window on Ubuntu Server AMI images?

The Amazon AMI images have a default information panel at the bottom of the terminal window. I would like to remove this (it disables me from being able to scroll backwards in putty). It looks like ...
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Source/Dot operator error on login. Possibly caused by bad byobu uninstall

I am getting an error message every time I ssh into my box or run sudo -i. It looks like this for login: login as: person chands@ubuntu-server's password: -bash: .: filename argument required .: ...
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dircolors/ls colors not being displayed correctly using byobu

On my NAS box running Ubuntu 11.04 I'm experiencing an odd issue with dircolors inside byobu. Per the image below, everything works fine outside byobu. The prompt (zsh), vim, and everything else works ...
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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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How to get byobu to launch tmux instead of screen?

The latest versions of byobu should apparently be configurable to run tmux instead of screen, but I haven't been able to. Advice appreciated
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How to show unread IMAP mail count in Byobu

Byobu supports `mail notification': mail - system mail for the current user; the letter '[M]' is displayed in the lower bar toward the left in black text on a grey background How could system mail ...
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how to make byobu start with terminator by default?

Recently, I have been using byobu and I quite like it. However, I am more of a terminator user than gnome-terminal and I want to launch byobu inside terminator instead of gnome-terminal by default. ...
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How do I integrate Byobu's copy-buffer with the X clipboard?

I want to be able to copy and paste between Byobu and Firefox without having to use a mouse. I could write the copy buffer to a file and open that file with Gedit but I was wondering if there was a ...