Byobu is a window manager for your terminal. It includes an enhanced profile and configuration utilities for the GNU screen window manager and tmux, such as toggle-able system status notifications and convenience features like splits.

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How to get byobu help screen (shift-F1) to work under a fish login shell?

I can get the Shift-F1 to show the help for a user that has fish as login shell. I get a glimpse of an error message that gets quickly overwritten. It says fish: Variables may not be used as ...
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shifting between windows in byobu corrupts putty scrollback

I use byobu-screen through putty. when i use multiple windows and shift between them. the scroll back buffer of these windows gets intermixed, losing the whole purpose of scrollback. I dont want to ...
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Activating disk_io on Byobu Causes Other Notifications to Disappear

Running Byobu 5.74 on Debian Testing (7.6, Wheezy). tmux is v1.9. If I activate "disk_io" status notification, all other notifications except time/date, windows, session, logo and release disappear. ...
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Reload user group assignments inside tmux (or byobu/screen)

This question handles reloading group assignments without logging out, but it doesn't really treat a situation where you want the group assignments to be reset inside an existing tmux (or byobu or GNU ...
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How to make screen bigger in byobu

My new server install looks odd: is there anyway to resize it to use the whole terminal window?
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mac os x byobu vertical split using iTerm, tmux, zsh

How to get vertical split on Mac OS X in byobu? Ctrl + F2 is not working. It open new window instead of spliting the current. In oposite spliting horizontaly with shift + F2 works ok.
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Using <ctrl+arrow> with zsh within (byobu-)tmux within gnome-terminal

I already added the following lines in my profile.tmux configuration file: TERM=xterm-256color set -g terminal-overrides "xterm*:kLFT5=\eOD:kRIT5=\eOC:kUP5=\eOA:kDN5=\eOB:smkx@:rmkx@" unbind C-Left ...
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Can't start Byobu?

I can type this command byobu on the terminal and Byobu will start but when I click on the Gui icon it starts and closes fast. What I did before that is enable autolaunch and then disable it I thought ...
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Running byobu inside Webstorm console gives error: Sessions should be nested with care

I am trying to run byobu (based from tmux) inside the webstorm console but I always get this error: ERROR: Sessions should be nested with care. Unset $TMUX to force. Normal terminal windows work ...
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byobu: How to force close a window?

One of the windows within my byobu session mysteriously stops receiving keystrokes. I can open new windows, but that particular window just hangs. So now, every time I invoked byobu, I see 3 windows: ...
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how to load byobu automatically when terminal started?

I'm using Lubuntu 13.10, and I want to load byobu automatically when I open terminal. I found byobu very flexible and reliable tool and want to use every time when I have to use terminal. I couldn't ...
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How to close window at byobu?

I started to use byobu, and find it really cool thing. It has a lot of hot keys. But I couldn't find one of them, and I stuck with one tricky point. With F2 - you create new window, but how to close ...
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how to clear all session on byobu

I want to clear all session at byobu. Now it asks me which one I want to use: nazar@nazar-desktop:~$ byobu Byobu sessions... 1. tmux: 1: 69 windows (created Tue Feb 4 11:11:00 2014) [80x23] ...
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Fish shell syntax highlighting looks weird in byobu-screen

When I am in plain fish shell, a command is highlighted like so: but when I am in byobu-screen and type the same thing, I get: When I do a fish_config and look at my color palette, nothing is ...
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Is there anything like iTerm2 + Byobu on Windows?

I'm stuck running Windows as my primary OS at work. I'm trying hard to find a good console environment, but falling short. I'd like to have iTerm2 + Byobu. So far I'm using conEmu with the cygwin ...
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Using Byobu in multiple servers with the same configuration

This is from the creator of Byobu (answering some other question): I started writing Byobu back in December of 2008, as I met up with a bunch of Screen and Ubuntu Server users at the Googleplex ...
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Function key shortcuts in PuTTY/MinTTY and Tmux/Byobu

As a long-time lurker on Stack Exchange, I've found answers to most of my problems without needing to so much as make an account. But today I'm completely stumped with this issue, so I'm reaching out ...
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Install python module snack on cygwin for byobu

I'm setting up the terminal multiplexer byobu on cygwin. But it's not fully working, since it has some python dependencies. E.g. F9 toggles the menu, which relies on byobu-config. That needs ...
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how to paste from byobu's screen buffer (ubuntu 12.04 64bit)

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 ...
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Byobu custom widget messes up my status bar

I wrote a very small byobu widget, put it in ~/.byobu/bin/, named it correctly (e.g. 60_widget.py); I opened Byobu, pressed F9, enabled the "custom" status notification and saved it. Now the widget ...
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different byobu screens on large cluster depending on the login node

I am trying to use byobu on a large cluster, where I internally get connected to a different login node each time I ssh to the cluster. Normally, one wouldn't even realize the difference, but when I ...
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Byobu kills windows at will

I use byobu on a virtual server (uname -a shows Linux mezgrman 2.6.32-5-openvz-amd64 #1 SMP Mon Feb 25 01:16:25 UTC 2013 x86_64 GNU/Linux). When I log in to the machine via SSH and byobu isn't ...
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byobu troubleshooting ubuntu 12.10 x64

When I enter "byobu-enable" on my ec2 ubuntu 12.10 box, my putty ssh session goes insane. Here is a screenshot of what it looks like: It looks like the windows is being duplicated and time is ...
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How do I configure status notification color settings in byobu?

How do I set the background and foreground for the status notifications individually? For example, specifically for LOGO or memory? Can I tweak them individually in ~/.byobu/color somehow?
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Default byobu vs tmux

What are the main features of default byobu behavior/config for tmux user? I am thinking what to deploy by default to production servers. tmux wins over screen, because it is immediately visible when ...
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Byobu scrollback buffer on Mac - utilize mouse wheel

I am using Byobu via SSH on a local mac machine. I am aware of the scrollback feature and I am able to enter the scrollback mode via F7. However, it is very inconvenient to scroll by a single line ...
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pipe: too many files open renders entire OS completely useless

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04, and I am having a major problem. Two separate times today, one of my open gnome-terminal sessions locked up and printed the error pipe: too many open files I realize ...
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Is there an easy way to save a byobu session such that I can reload it after a reboot?

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 ...
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Proper Format for Byobu's windows.tmux?

In Byobu 5.17 (using tmux 1.6), how ought I format the windows.tmux file? I've poked around a bit, but have been unable to find a proper answer. For reference, here's the screen version of what I ...
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Byobu versus gnu screen versus tmux

So far I have used konsole to manage multiple shell sessions but it seems that byobu, gnu screen, and tmux offer a better support for multiple shells. I have never used neither of them before. One of ...
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byobu + screen colors headache

I have byobu installed on FreeBSD, with the users, uptime, load average, cpu count, cpu freq, mem available, mem used, date, and time notification modules enabled, in that order. No matter what I do, ...
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Use Screen commands (C-A C-C, etc.) in byobu-tmux

I was having some troubles with byobu lately while using the screen back-end, so I switched to using the tmux back-end, which works like a charm. The problem is now that my keyboard has tiny F1­-F12 ...
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Byobu crashes saying “pipe: Too many open files y”

I am using Ubuntu Server 11.10. I will leave byobu running. But every few hours it will automatically close saying "pipe: Too many open files y". What does this mean and how do I fix it?
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How do I reset the status bar colors in byobu?

I was playing with the new tmux version of Byobu, and I saw this command: Ctrl-Shift-F5 -Change status bar's color randomly But, now that I've finished playing I'd like to switch the colours back ...
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How do I stop byobu from launching at login?

I would like to turn off byobu from launching by default on my Ubuntu computer, how can I do this?
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How to get byobu to run screen instead of tmux?

With the recently added tmux support, byobu has started running tmux instead of screen. I did not change any settings. It just started using tmux. I would rather use screen. How can I change this?
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How can I run byobu from xterm at starting?

I set up byobu auto run with the command byobu-enable. It's great when I log in from terminal or ssh, but how can I make xterm attach to it automatically ? (mate-terminal from Linux mint especially)
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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 in ubuntu always attaches to the same session

It used to be when I ran byobu I would get a new session with a new socket and I could open multiple windows in that one. Now when I run it it concurrently attaches to the same one existing byobu ...
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How do I change the order of screens in byobu?

I'd like to bind Shift + ← and Shift + → to move my current screen left/right in the ordering of screens. How can this be done? These are the versions I'm using: $ byobu -v byobu version 2.68 ...
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Launch program automatically with screen/byobu using an alias

My screen starup commands look like: screen alias1 screen alias2 alias1 is an alias pointing to command1 alias2 is an alias pointing to command2. alias1 and command1 share the same name. alias2 and ...
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“No more PTYs” when trying to start screen

When I try to start 'screen' or 'byobu', I get the following error message: $ screen No more PTYs. Sorry, could not find a PTY. [screen is terminating] I seem to have enough though: $ ls /dev/pts ...
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OSX Terminal: Color correction

I am running Byobu on my server and it looks good with the exception of my OS X terminal confusing the blacks. I remember seeing somewhere you can change some mode and the colors actually look ...
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alternatives to Gnu screen under Cygwin

Are there any terminal multiplexers for Cygwin/Windows other than Gnu's screen? I know of 2 alternatives to the Gnu's screen application: Byobu and TMux. However, neither of these run under Windows ...
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How to install Python newt or snack in Mac OS X for byobu

I've installed byobu in Mac OS X 10.6.5. It will start, (i.e. it will start a screen session) but in order to run byobu-config and probably in order to do some other things I need a module called ...
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byobu won't let me create a new bash window when using xterm [closed]

I am using byobu within xterm. Whenever I try to create a new window with bash, the window opens then immediately closes. Whenever I create a window with plain old sh however, it works fine. I am ...
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Terminal *output* history?

I make extensive use of the functions to navigate through the command history in my terminal; I wonder if there is some way to navigate the command output history as well? (besides keeping a large ...