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

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Byobu: Create new window does not maintain pwd

I recently removed tmux 1.8 from Ubuntu 14.04, and compiled tmux 2.2 and installed it via make install. I need the newer tmux version for its true terminal color support. All other things seem to ...
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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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Is there a byobu setting to have the keybindings off by default?

Byobu has a nice toggle for some of its keybindings, where by pressing Shift-F12 (or using the shell command byobu-keybindings), you can disable or enable a set of function key mappings. What I would ...
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Byobu tmux pane borders

When I am using my normal thing it looks like this: http://timramich.com/random/ssh-big.png If I log in from another client that uses fewer rows and columns, it looks like this: ...
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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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Byobu session restore

I want to open a byobu session and run some script each time my system reboots. Since I am new to Byobu, please help.Direct commands will be highly appreciated.
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How to integrate byobu (tmux) and vim split switching?

In byobu you can move between splits with the SHIFT + ARROW key combination. I found this guide on making Vim work with tmux; but, I'm wondering how I can make it work with byobu key bindings or if ...
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How to move byobu split to another window?

I use byobu split everyday and enjoy it very much. I usually work with many files so I open many windows and splits. How do I, if possible, move a split to another window for better arrangement or ...
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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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tmux/byobu name windows based on working directory

If my CWD is /some/path/projects/foo/other/dir, I'd like the window to be named foo (as opposed to the name of the command running in that window). How would I do this?
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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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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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Byobu shift-arrow key shortcut

After using GNU screen for years I have recently started to use Byobu. The F shortcuts are a bit far for my my liking so I want to use shift/alt - arrow keys. Alt-left/right arrow works find for ...
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Byobu creates new icon in unity launcher

I have locked the byobu icon in my unity menu. When I click it I would expect to have a window for this icon. But this does not happen. What actually happens is when I click it for the first time, ...
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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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Byobu automatically open windows on boot

I really enjoy using byobu and the launch at login feature. I'm trying to figure out the best way to have a byobu session automatically launch on system boot, with several windows running different ...
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Customizing byobu display: display path

I've been trying to get this right many times without success. I'd like to display the path in my gnome terminal somewhere: in the title bar or in the bottom frame of tmux while using byobu. This is ...
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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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Byobu won't launch on login

I've recently started using byobu instead of tmux but I can't get it to launch on any of my ubuntu 14.04 AWS servers. My steps have been: sudo apt-get install byobu byobu-enable This gives this ...
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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 to have changes in ~/.byobu/.tmux.conf take effect without restarting byobu

I want to change my default shell in byobu without restarting it. However, when I modify lines in ~/.byobu/.tmux.conf to do this: from: set -g default-shell /usr/bin/fish set -g default-command ...
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Byobu - disable in Gnome Terminal

I like Byobu but I want use it in virtual console only (ctrl+alt+fx). How to disable Byobu in Gnome Terminal? Byobu is enabled via .profile file.
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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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How to enable display of framebuffer images (e.g. in w3m, fbi) within byobu (pts)?

I'm trying to run a minimal Ubuntu 13.10 installation without X Window System on my old laptop. One of the most useful tools I rely on in this setup is byobu; however, it seems to prevent me from ...
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How do I get byobu to create and set up certain windows every time I start it?

I am using byobu v5.98 using tmux 1.9 backend on Ubuntu 15.04. I find myself creating the same 3 windows (plus splits), in the same way, each time I start up my laptop. Obviously this is less than ...
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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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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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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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Putty, right-clic and mouse wheel in Byobu

I use Byobu in Putty and copy/paste (select / right-click) 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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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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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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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 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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Change keybinding Shift-F12 in byobu using tmux backend

I'm using byobu on my desktop and servers. To operate in nestet session I'm using Shift-F12, bun when I want to use e.g. htop (F-keys) I need to: add unbind C-S-F12 to ~/.byobu/keybindings.tmux and ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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?