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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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 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 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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desktop byobu launcher doesn't read my ~/.byobu/windows.ssh_sessions file

Any idea why the desktop launcher "gnome-terminal -x byobu" doesn't read my ~/.byobu/windows.ssh_sessions? Here's my ~/.byobu/windows.ssh_sessions file I use with byobu successfully: screen -t ...
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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 $HOME One window ...
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How to change Byobu prompt from “>” to “$”?

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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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?