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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-MySQL ssh master@192.168.1.3
screen -t Ubu-alfresco ssh master@192.168.1.4
screen -t Ubu-Master ssh master@192.168.1.5
screen -t Ubu-zimbra ssh master@192.168.1.6
screen -t Ubu-SugarCRM ssh master@192.168.1.7
screen -t Ubu-eFront ssh master@192.168.1.8

and here's the variable entry from my .bashrc:

export BYOBU_WINDOWS=/home/jj/.byobu/windows.ssh_sessions byobu

I tried it in .profile also, no love.

Thanks for your time.

  • Hrm.. Fixed. I ran byobu-launcher and setup some new windows. Then made a .sh script with byobu-launcher in it. chmod 700 (and a she-bang! of course)scr – Habitual Dec 12 '10 at 3:43
  • "gnome-terminal -x /home/jj/bin/Ubu-Screens.sh" is the launcher property – Habitual Dec 12 '10 at 3:50
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I believe that you're supposed to start byobu by running byobu-launcher, which handles all the setup details and config files.

Edit: You are setting an environment variable in .bashrc, which means it will only be set in bash. Running byobu directly from gnome-terminal means that bash is not involved. Putting the environment variable in .profile should make it session-wide, but you would have to log out and back in for it to take effect.

  • Thanks for the clue, but neither "gnome-terminal -x byobu-launcher" or just "byobu-launcher" from the desktop icon is reading the windows.ssh_sessions file. I even tried "gnome-terminal -x byobu-launcher -c ~/.byobu/windows.ssh_sessions". No love. Thanks. – Habitual Dec 12 '10 at 3:23
  • Thanks Ryan, +1 for the clue. Exact instructions are at ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=10228516#post10228516 – Habitual Dec 12 '10 at 4:13
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You're almost there, with the answer nearly in your own question!

All you need is:

export BYOBU_WINDOWS=ssh_sessions byobu

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