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

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Byobu doesn't source /etc/profile.d scripts

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 and byobu. One of the scripts I have in /etc/profile.d will enable bash completion for kubectl and helm for all users. It works when the user logs in but not once they run ...
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how to get byobu to open splits as a login shell (bash --login)

Just ran across byobu and being a screen and tmux user I thought I'd give it a try as it already does a number of things I hack together in screen and tmux and it looks pretty well thought through. ...
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Update PATH Variable in Byobu for root

I would like to add a directory to the $PATH variable for all users, including users who run byobu with sudo byobu. I am running Ubuntu 22.04 LTS on x86_64. The desired path is below. Note the ...
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Some Byobu shortcuts not working when using the Secure Shell extension from a Chromebook

While SSH-ing to a Linux workstation using the Secure Shell Chrome extension from my Chromebook, most of Byobu's keyboard shortcuts work fine (using tmux underneath). One notable exception is Alt+Up/...
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Byobu prints out non-standard escape sequences at startup

I’m experiencing an issue with Byobu where non-standard escape sequences are being printed when I start a session. My prompt, which should display as andy@msi-ge62 ~, is surrounded by these sequences, ...
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Comment character for ~/.byobu/windows.tmux file

Inserted the # hashmark character at the beginning of a line in ~/.byobu/windows.tmux. Attempting to launch byobu results in error and it not launching at all. user@machine ~ $ byobu unknown command:...
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Vim displays wrong colors in byobu

I want to use the theme provided by the gruvbox plugin, which works outside of byobu but not when I enter it. I have tried many different solutions including the ones shown in Vim in tmux display ...
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log everything from a byobu session

I am looking for a way how to preserve all console input and output of byobu sessions. I am aware of these questions: How to save scrollback history in byobu? how can I log the session with byobu ...
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Byobu keybindings toggle not working

I'm a user of Byobu and Midnight Commander. Hence, I liked the option of disable/enable Byobu key bindings with Shift+F12, but it doesn't work any more. I don't have any other key binding in this ...
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Can't send ENTER key in Vim and ncurses apps under Byobu and Tmux

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 18.04 to Ubuntu 20.04 and got a strange problem with byobu, tmux, Vim and ncurses applications: Enter doesn't work, and I need to use CTRL+M instead. For example, if I ...
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Scrolling in less in a byobu pane in terminal

When I run less file.txt (for example) in a terminal, I can use the mouse wheel to scroll through file.txt. When running less file.txt in a byobu pane, one of two things happens when I scroll with the ...
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16.04 server: Byobu doesn't respect TERM setting

I installed byobu with anaconda on server 16.04, things seems to work fine and I can connect from a MacOS machine. byobu --version byobu version 5.133 tmux 2.9 But even though $TERM is shown ...
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intellij embedded terminal sharing buffer with byobu

I used this to make it so Byobu runs on terminal startup. However, when I open an embedded terminal in IntelliJ, it does the same and uses the same buffer. This results in the embedded terminal ...
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Failed to build byobu from source (no root permissions)

I don't have root access. Have tried with autoreconf -ivf but nothing works Steps I am trying to follow: wget https://launchpad.net/byobu/trunk/5.17/+download/byobu_5.17.orig.tar.gz tar -zxvf ...
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Byobu F1 help closes current window

Somehow when I press F1 byobu opens its help page in the current window. After closing the help page the window is closed. While working with vim I often hit F1 by accident instead of ESC and my vim ...
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Remove everything from Byobu status bar

By default, the Byobu status bar contains tons of information about the distribution, updates, CPU, etc. I want to remove all of that. I want to only see the "tabs" of my open terminals (and the ...
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Byobu odd corruption in status bar

Anyone seen this before? Know how I get rid of it? The bit between the 18.04 and the 0:-. Looks like it reads |l|_1-30952, no clue what it is. If I exit byobu and restart it, it goes away. It ...
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When selecting a byobu session to resume it just creates a new one instead, how can I fix this?

Basically when I connect to the server using ssh I get the list of all sessions as I've used byobu-enable but it doesn't seem to be working properly. It is running with tmux as back-end. The server is ...
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`byobu` window with `sudo su -`

I'm aware that what I would like to do is not safe... I would like to open a window in my byobu session with the root prompt. (i.e. with sudo su -.) Once I get the root prompt, I would like to ...
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Byobu: Keybindings only respond in first tab; not responsive in new tabs or windows

I start Byobu and the first tab responds perfectly to all my keybindings. I can turn keybindings on and off and baby doves hatch from terminal outputs. ~ $ > byobu-keybindings Byobu keybindings: [...
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Avoid trailing whitespace when copy/pasting from bash/byobu terminal

I wrote a bash script that computes information and echoes it into my byobu terminal. I then select the whole thing with my mouse and paste it into a Gmail conversation after editing it a bit. ...
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byobu-tmux seems to have a memory leak, how can I find it?

As you can see this instance has been running for 5+weeks and is now using nearly 1GB of memory. $ ps auxww | grep tmux jrwren 9839 6.0 11.7 969508 943140 ? Ss Jun27 3201:33 tmux -u -2 -f ...
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Is there a way to tell byobu to use $HOME/.cache/byobu instead of /dev/shm/ even though I have /dev/shm available?

Is there a way to tell byobu to use $HOME/.cache/byobu instead of /dev/shm/ even though I have /dev/shm available? I can see that byobu is currently using /dev/shm and from what I can tell in /usr/...
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Automatically starting a quad-split byobu terminal

I want to avoid wasting time doing my startup ritual by having the following done automatically: Open up a new terminal Run byobu Split horizontally, then split the two new panes vertically (or vice ...
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Change default path of Shift+F7 to PWD?

My intention is to copy many pages of my terminal output to a file for logging purpose. The trick to copy screen content does not work well with me. It requires too many keys to remember, and even if ...
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How can I get italic fonts in byobu

I'm following the guide here: https://alexpearce.me/2014/05/italics-in-iterm2-vim-tmux/ and it works for default tmux, but if I start tmux via byobu, the term type is screen-256color. It seems ~/....
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CTRL-SHIFT-F2 loses all Byobu tabs

I love Byobu as it allows me to organize dozens of tabs with titles/paths/history. A handful are configured with new-session/new-window lines in my ~/.byobu/windows.tmux and the rest I create ad-hoc ...
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Is there a way to create a detached BYOBU session on system boot?

First off - Thank you Dustin for creating such an amazing wrapper to TMUX. I have used TMUX for years, but this really brings things to the next level. OK, I am using BYOBU in order to monitor and ...
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Can byobu run with specific window size and location?

On my Ubuntu 14.04, I am using 2 monitors: Main and sub. I also set byobu as a start-up application: Is it possible to start byobu maximized on the sub monitor?
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Ubuntu Server - using Byobu: Ctrl+F2 does not split screen in vertical

Ubuntu Server (17.10 and 16.04) using Byobu: Ctrl+F2 does not split screen in vertical Shift+F2 splits screen in horizontal and all other key shortcuts work fine, just Ctrl+F2 does not have any ...
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how can I log the session with byobu [duplicate]

I would like to log session with byobu. I wen through the configuration files but I could not see anything like log session etc. I want byobu to log my session as soon as launch it with date. :)
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Switch byobu session quickly?

There is F6 for detach session. Shift-F6 for detach session without logout. The main purpose when someone hits Shift-F6 is to either open an existing or start a new byobu session. That's at least very ...
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Show F-keys disabled or enabled on Status Bar?

How do I show status of "shift-F12" on status bar? This is useful when I have nested byobu sessions. I set this line in ~/.byobu/.tmux.conf and it only reflexes status of F12: set -g status-right "#{...
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`watch`, `tail`, `grep` combination in `byobu`'s `windows.tmux`

I am (re)writing my windows.tmux for my frequently used byobu sessions. Below is my precise requirement: I would like to have a tab (or window?) with a root prompt. (On start, it waits for the sudo ...
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byobu show pwd path in gnome terminal

I normally launch byobu as a custom command in my gnome terminal profile preferences: In this way it shows the information like this: But I would like to display the current path in the terminal's ...
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Byobu cache or restored duplicate sessions

Every time I quit Byobu accidentally, on the next start I find an extra session tab for each session called _{sessionname}-{id}: I find this really annoying since this was not happening in my ...
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How to clear history in Byobu?

I've been trying to clear the history of a window in Byobu but I haven't been successful. Neither reset nor clear actually clear the history, you can still see it when you enter in scrollback mode. I'...
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Save layout/session with working directories

This is an open feature request to Byobu author @Dustin Kirkland Byobu can save layout, that is somewhat useful to me. But I would like to save working directories of the current layout as well. And ...
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How to kill a byobu session?

byobu allows users to create multiple sessions. Once there are multiple sessions, how to kill an entire session? If there is a session foo with 3 windows and bar with 4 windows, to kill session foo, ...
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byobu: change background or marking for zoomed splits?

I usually work with several splits in a window and zoom in one of the splits to make use of the screen. And I also work with serveral windows at a time. So when I jump back and forth for a while, it ...
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How to display windows titles at the bottom of the screen using Byobu?

I'm using Byobu with zsh. As you can see in the screenshot below, all the windows created have "-" as their title. My colleagues using bash can see the program being run (bash, python, vim, ssh, etc.)....
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byobu-tmux shows all white split borders, no indication of active split

In byobu (with tmux as backend) I accidentally pressed the Ctrl + Shift + F12, activating the Mondrian squares easter egg. I did close all splits opened by that "feature", but from then on, ...
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How can byobu be automatically started when opening a new terminal?

I am using xfce4-terminal as standard terminal and want to start byobu automatically when I am opening a new terminal. My shell is zsh. How can this be achieved? I found other posts like this one ...
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Byobu output only updates through window switch

I am having an issue with Byobu over SSH. When I type in something or do any input, my cursor doesn't move and the screen doesn't update. However when I toggle windows (f4 then f3) it shows the most ...
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How can I set byobu to launch already split into four terminals, or quartered?

I like slipping out of the GUI and into TTY1 and would love to use byobu to automatically have the terminal split into four equal sized terminals. I haven't tried configuring anything in byobu yet but ...
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byobu in ubuntu server 14.xx not recognizing Ctrl + F# combinations

My Ctrl+F# keys are not registering in byobu. I installed openbox to check it on a gnome-terminal and it does work there but I prefer to not use a windows manager. I've checked my keyboard layout, ...
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How can I override Byobu's distro logo not using statusrc config?

I can't override the default logo for the actual distro. I followed the man page instructions but it didn't change at all. It's still looking like in this answer. Am I missing something? I'm using ...
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Byobu skeleton files?

I noticed that on first usage of byobu, the utility created the ~/.byobu directory and pre-populate it with various configuration files. Where do these files came from, though? I'd like to customize ...
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How do I issue keyboard shortcuts like horizontal split in a nested Byobu session?

Ctrl+F2 and Shift+F2 create vertical and horizontal splits in Byobu. But when I ssh into another Byobu session, those key combinations affect the local Byobu only, not the remote one. Same goes for ...
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How to make byobu automatically select last used session?

More often than not, I just want the last session I was using in byobu, and if I want a different one, the hotkeys make navigating to it relatively friction-free. So I'm wondering if there's a way to ...
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