Byobu is a Japanese term for decorative, multi-panel screens that serve as folding room dividers. As an open source project, Byobu is an elegant enhancement of the otherwise functional, plain, practical GNU Screen and tmux. Byobu includes an enhanced profile and configuration utilities for the GNU screen window manager and tmux, such as toggle-able system status notifications.


Looking for DEBs? Grab and install the latest from this PPA:

Looking for RPMs? Use these from our good friends at RHEL/CentOS/Fedora:

Not built for your Linux/Unix OS? Don't have root access on your server? Grab the latest tarball from here, and follow the instructions in the README:

Download the source with:

bzr branch lp:byobu

Discuss in IRC at: irc.freenode.net #byobu

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What does 'byobu' mean?

How do you pronounce "byobu"? Fumihito YOSHIDA says:

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