Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I'm running byobu in gnome-terminal, under ubuntu 12.04 64bit. and trying to copy a screen buffer.

i.e. by hitting F7, byobu entering "copy mode", then mark screen text by space key.

the question is, how to paste those text after it copied those text into it's screen buffer?

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

in case anyone need the answer, after google around, I found the solution below.

the short answer is : ctrl-A ]

A longer answer: to save the text into a file, open a text editor, such as vim, set it to paste mode ( :set paste ), then input mode ( i ), then paste it from byobu: ctrl-A ] done!

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.