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

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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 [42m[1mAAPL:30....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The 'reboot required' character doesn't render with PuTTY and Ubuntu Mono

I have "Remote character set" to "UTF-8" and the font set to "Ubuntu Mono, 12-point". The Ubuntu logo character render correctly but not the "reboot required" character. Is there a way to fix this? ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 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. I'...
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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 Ubu-...
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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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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 apt-...
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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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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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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 status,...
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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: kill warning

Short question: is there anyway to get Byobu to present warnings questions, perhaps in the form Are you sure you want to kill X? y/n when killing windows/panes/splits etc.?
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Connect byobu from Mac El Capitan, Shift + F3 and Shift + F4 do not work

I use my Mac to connect to a remote Ubuntu server (Trusty 14.04) running byobu. Everthing works fine when I connect from the local Ubuntu installed on the Mac as a dual-boot OS. However when I connect ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Close only the unresponsive split in a Byobu window?

I split my byobu window into 3 or 4 splits with either Ctrl-F2 or Shift-F2. One of these split got hung up because of a bad command I ran. How do I close only this split and not affect the other ...
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Show session name in byobu

Is there any option to have the status bar in byobu display the current tmux session name?
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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- http://...
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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 gnome-...
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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 ...