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

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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 ...
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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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Will uninstalling the Byobu Window Manager break my GUI?

I'm currently uninstalling redundant applications from my Ubuntu 10.10 system and I came across the Byobu Window Manager under the 'Provided by Canonical' section. Does this play any sort of critical ...
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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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byobu and ssh-agent

byobu cannot connect to ssh-agent socket well. actually I can make just one connection via ssh-agent but if I try to establish another ssh connection using the agent, it doesn't work. I've tried ...