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I understand that there is a way of defining windows that are opened in a session by saving configuration files in $BYOBU_CONFIG_DIR. But is there a way (command or script) to save the current session (i.e. the windows and their names etc) such that it can be restored after a reboot?

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possible duplicate of Is there a way to persist tmux sessions across reboots? –  xaccrocheur Sep 17 '13 at 8:34
Yes Answered here superuser.com/questions/440015/… –  xizdaqrian Apr 1 at 11:46

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Having interactive sessions survive reboots seems to defeat the whole purpose of reboots, which is (at least in part) to create a clean, safe slate to restart to your system.

Yet, it you are really keen on this, there will be a clumsy shortcut: use a linux container (lxc) to run your byobu section, freeze it when you are about to reboot the host system, then use lxc-restart to restart your container, and unfreeze it. This will return you your byobu session as you left it (minus the ssh-sessions, of course).

Only problem is. lxc-restart from a configuration file is announced in the sourceforge page, but is not implemented yet.

Lastly, there is another possibility, which you may find on github: I am not sure what exactly you wish from restarting byobu as it once was, so I am not sure whether this is really what you are searching for, but it does provide some functionalities which you may find useful. Cheers.

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I have only ever been able to modify the byobu as the way you have decribed. I hated having to leave my computer on just cause I liked the way i configured byobu and coulnd't quickly save as is.


I do not see anything that will do what you want. Sorry.

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