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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 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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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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byobu scrolling and text selection

I want byobu running in gnome-terminal to: Interpret mouse wheel scrolling as scrolling up in the current byobu window. Allow me to select text with my mouse (eg, to copy it to the clipboard). Is ...
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byobu upload-speed indicator value: How to prevent that First digit is cut off

I have an Ubuntu 18.04 system. Yesterday I ran byobu version 5.125, based on tmux 2.6 and I've noticed that the first column of the upload speed indicator was cut off. How can I prevent that? I don't ...
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Can Mouse Wheel Scrolling be enabled in Byobu

I've seen elsewhere that scrolling via the mouse wheel (and other mousy events) can be enabled for tmux.. can this feature also be enabled in byobu (over tmux) and how?
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Byobu terminal with function in bashrc

I am using byobu with tmux: byobu version 5.127 tmux 2.8 I have the following function defined in my .bashrc to monitor logs. function monitor_log() { IFS='\n'; watch -n 1 'tail -n 100 /...
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Byobu define startup windows for ssh session

What I want to do: When the server starts I want a command to be executed at startup with user rights, lets say nload eth0. This should be started in a byobu tab and once I connect to the server via ...
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Command prompt stopped listening

I'm SSHing into my headless Ubuntu 11.04 Server using PuTTY, and I'm in a byobu session. I started a mysql_safe daemon because I was trying to fix a password problem I was having with mysql. I was ...
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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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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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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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Show login text with Byobu

When I log into my server, I'm usually greeted with a bunch of stats, like this: But if I enable byobu on login (through byobu-enable), I don't get to see the stats. I'm immediately presented to ...
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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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I just don't get byobu's keybindings systems, or?

They just don't work. I don't even know where to begin, what information to even give here, etc. Can anyone help me make the default keybindings work? When I do ctrl+a then shift+/, it lists ...
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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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How do I make the F-keys work in byobu, for midnight commander (mc), htop, etc?

I use byobu with the tmux backend on my 12.04 server. I'd like to use the midnight commander shortcut keys with it, but the F keys don't work. I've seen some posts on the issues here: https://bugs....
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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 weird character

After the last byobu's update, I realized that the weird character in bottom left of terminal was not repaired. This character is right or not? See link below. Ubuntu 14.04; Language: English (US); ...
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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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byobu-tmux shows all white split borders, no indication of active split

In byobu-tmux 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, all existing windows and splits ...
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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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How do I get F-keys with modifier keys such as Ctrl-F2 to work with byobu over ssh?

I have switched to Kitty from Putty in order to fix the arrow keys not working and I have set it to use Terminal->Keyboard->Function keys->Xterm R6 to enable function keys at all. This ...
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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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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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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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byobu and guake clear history while a command is running

I'm using byobu and guake (and my shell is zsh), and I was wondering if there's a way to clear (or somehow reset the terminal) while a command is running. I have configured CTRL+K for my byobu to do ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 get Ctrl+Left / Ctrl+Right to jump a word again in byobu?

On my Ubuntu 11.10 machines running byobu 4.37 I can use the key combination Ctrl+← / Ctrl+→ to jump a word at a time in the terminal. However, on my Ubuntu 12.04 machines with byobu 5.17 this no ...
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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'd ...
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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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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-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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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 /var/...
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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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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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Why doesn't Ctrl-pgup and Ctrl-pgdn change tabs in vim when started in byobu?

From what I have read of the documentation, byobu does not use Ctrl-pgup or Ctrl-pgdn for anything, so why is it that when I start vim -p file1 file2, and try to move among the different tabs with ...
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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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Can I use mouse click to focus on Byobu splits?

I know Byobu is a terminal multiplexer and mouse is not a priority, but I still would like to know if there is a way to focus on a split using mouse click instead of keyboard shortcuts. In negative ...
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How to add Byobu as a Favorite in the Gnome Shell favorites bar

After every reboot, I click "Show Applications", look for Byobu, and click it. QUESTION: How to add it as a favorite? I tried to right-click and select "Add to Favorites", but the created shortcut ...
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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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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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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, ...