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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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Byobu - modify/pass environment variable in existing session on reattach

I'm experimenting with waypipe recently. I'm creating remote window like this: waypipe -c lz4=9 ssh user@host foot On creating new foot window waypipe denpends on environment variable $...
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Making byobu's (using tmux) status bar multi-line results in "session" and the date/time disappearing

I added set-option -g status 2 set -g status-format[0] '#[align=left]#(byobu-status tmux_left)' set -g status-format[1] '#[align=right]#(byobu-status tmux_right)' to my profile.tmux file and now the &...
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Byobu nested sessions - hide second bottom bar

When nesting Byobu sessions, how can I hide the parent bottom hardstatus bar? For example, if I SSH from Pi1 into Pi2, I should only see Pi2's bottom bar. Please note I am using screen backend, and ...
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Indicator for "sending keyboard input to all splits" in byobu

Is there a way to present current tmux options in the status bar? More specifically, is there a way to indicate whether the synchronize-panes option is set, and the keyboard input is sent to all "...
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How can I stop or interrupt an accidental gnu screen paste "ctrl-a ]"

I am using gnu screen (byobu really but it seems the keybinding was from screen) and was trying to enter scrollback mode with "ctrl-a [" but I accidentally did "ctrl-a ]" which ...
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byobu no longer launches at SSH login

byobu no longer launches automatically when I SSH into my server. I've tried disabling and re-enabling automatic launch, to no avail. When I manually launch byobu, it works. However, pressing F6 takes ...
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terminal-emulator with dynamic title from byobu/tmux session name

At startup I use a little script that creates a number of byobu-sessions i.e. 'LOCAL','SSH','SSH2','INTERNAL','GUAKE','DEV' I use a windows tiling manager (awesome wm) and most of the time I keep a ...
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PuTTY Terminal Width Shrinks Automatically When Entered into Byobu

I have set the PuTTY terminal screen dimensions in my session under PuTTY configuration - Window: Columns 150 and Rows:35 Also, for the configuration: "When window is resized:" is set to: "change ...
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How can I copy to the system clipboard from byobu?

How can I copy to the x system clipboard from byobu? I know how to copy and paste within byobu (http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/precise/en/man1/byobu.1.html) and I can easily paste from the ...
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Can byobu use a compiled (local) version of tmux

I compiled a local version of tmux and I'd like byobu to use it instead of the much older tmux on the system. How can I correctly specify the version/location I'd like byobu to use?
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`byoby` exits randomly on autocomplete

For the first time I am having issues with byobu existing randomly on autocomplete (when I push Tab). I can't reproduce it constantly, but it seems to happen totally randomly. Where can I find the ...
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Installing an updated byobu on Debian

The Debian package for byobu still points to version 5.112-1 from 2016-09-16 while there were several new versions released since then. Is there any chance that the Debian package will get updated ...
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Several byobu commands don't seem to work at all

In a (possibly misguided) attempt to make my ancient netbook (Thinkpad S10e) as fast as possible, I installed a minimal setup of SparkyLinux on it, without an X server. I want to use byobu as a ...
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Byobu Systemd Error with ownership

Trying to run #!/bin/sh # byobu_launcher.sh ver 20170915122301 Copyright 2017 alexx, MIT Licence ver 1.0 byobu new-session -d -s $USER # mongod byobu new-window -t $USER:1 -n 'MLT' byobu send-...
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Unable to perform ´tmux ls´

Im currently experiencing this issue with byobu (using tmux as backend) where basically I cannot attach to any tmux/byobu session. More simply, I cannot even list them. If I try to do a tmux ls, what ...
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Custom color for Byobu status logo

The Byobu logo is based on the distribution, right? White-on-orange for Ubuntu, red-on-gray @ for Debian, etc. However if I try to set $LOGO in $HOME/.byobu/screenrc, it will use the same white-on-...
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Can the order of Byobu tabs be rearranged?

Can the order of Byobu tabs be rearranged? I have a group of Byobu tabs that are logically related, and I'd like them to be adjacent to each other.
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Reattaching byobu session creates (group 0)

When I re-attach a session, it somehow creates some group 0 and the name of the session gets scrambled up: 18:47:49 mcnesium@srv ~$ byobu ls 1: 1 windows (created Wed Jan 3 18:47:49 2018) [203x62] (...
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Disable SHIFT+HOME Keymap in BYOBU?

Byobu has somehow mapped the SHIFT+HOME and SHIFT+END Key combinations, which I would like to disable. It is not in the Keymap configuration of Byobu, so I thought that it may be a back-end (screen ...
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byobu endlessly printing status lines to terminal

I've started using byobu recently and found it very enjoyable, but this morning I must have accidentally hit some random control sequence and it went into a very strange state where it keeps echoing ...
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CTRL-ALT-LEFT/RIGHT not working with byoby/tmux when connecting via putty

I have tmux (through byobu) configured to change windows on CTRL-ALT-LEFT and CTR-ALT-RIGHT. I normally connect to my machines (which run Ubuntu) from an Ubuntu machine. I now need to connect to my ...
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My byobu status bar is bugging out?

I'm trying to figure out what's going on with my status bar. It's going nuts! Is there any output I should include or anything? Because it's difficult to describe the problem in mere words, I've made ...
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Fonts are different in vim under byobu compared to vim under screen and normal terminal

The font shows different in vim under normal bash and vim under byobu. Attached is a screenshot. This is the default byobu setting as soon as I do an apt install byobu. However, the font looks normal ...
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Byobu status bar conflicts with vim-airline

I started using Byobu and found this interesting problem. Then I run Vim with vim-airline plugin (status bar like powerline) inside byobu session, it interferes byobu status bar. The problem exists ...
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Nesting byobu sessions

Is there a working solution for having a nested byobu, or byobu-screen sessions? It would need to have a way to specify different keybindings for the outer and the inner windows.
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Byobu search highlighting

Is there a way to highlight search results in byobu scrollback mode?
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How to make byobu work on Windows, using "Bash for Windows", on the Cmder (ConEmu) terminal?

I am using a vanilla install of Cmder (mini). Windows 10 with WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux, Bash for Windows) installed. Using the following command to load bash in Cmder. %windir%\system32\bash....
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Fix console character set in Windows Linux Subsystem's byobu

I have been working with Windows Linux Subsystem for a while but having some minor issues in byobu: I can see the same problem when running bash+byobu from PowerShell, as well as running through ...
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How to use byobu without keyboard shortcuts?

I'm on a mac, so some of the function keys shortcuts don't work without a bunch of messing around, which I'd rather avoid. Instead, I'd really like to just execute the command the keyboard shortcut ...
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Byobu and Xubuntu 16.04

I'm finding that in Xubuntu 16.04 byobu is not behaving itself. I've used it for years on Ubuntu, most recently 14.04 with no issues and I don't know if the problems are the switch to Xubuntu or the ...
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Cannot make function key bindings (F1-F12) to work in byobu with tmux backend

I use Ubuntu 14.04 and have the latest version of byobu installed via apt-get. It has always worked flawlessly but started showing some weird behaviour just recently with no obvious reason. I use it ...
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How do I make git autocomplete work in byobu

I used to git cli interface and when I type git s and press show git autocomplete script will prompt me with options show and status It does work in tmux. It does not work in byobu session. Byobu ...
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How to view logs online during heavy usage with screen, tmux or Byobu?

Normally I use tail -F, but on heavy usage it is getting irresponsible and unreadable. On ssh I also use buyobu to type password only once. But when any of screens become irresponsible then all ...
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X11 forward with multiple logins for the same user

we use a server at work which runs byobu. Everyone of my colleagues logs in with the same Debian user account and gets the byobu session presented. This works quite well as we are all sitting in a ...
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Is there a Windows font that will let me use the default byobu prompt in putty?

Byobu uses MATHEMATICAL RIGHT DOUBLE ANGLE BRACKET (U+27EB, Pe) in its default prompt. I kinda like it! (You can see it in the video on this page: http://byobu.co/) The problem is that, while I can ...
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How to make byobu output the complete history directly to buffer?

It is possible to enter some sort of scrolling back mode with some keys. But I wonder if we can directly output to the buffer and use the scrolling of the terminal app. I noticed it is possible, ...
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Is it possible to close the ssh session without closing byobu or the window?

If I use byobu, exit only closes the current shell. And I have to close all the shells to terminate the session, which is terrible, because I want to keep all the shells, which is why I use byobu. ...
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Installing Byobu on Synology DSM

I have a Synology DS412+ running DSM 5.2. I would like to install and use byobu on this machine when I log in via SSH. I went as far as the following: install ipkg for this DSM/CPU running the ...
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Byobu MONITORED_TEMP displays 35000C instead of 35C

The temperature sensor that byobu uses by default is on the motherboard so I would like to have it display the temperature from coretemp instead. I have this temperature at /sys/devices/virtual/...
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Alternatives to byobu as a tmux distribution?

Are there good alternatives for byobu as a tmux distribution?. Minimal, stable and that just works? or most tmux users just learn tmux specifics and configure it all by themselves?
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How do I press F9 in byobu over SSH?

According to the man page for byobu, entering F9 while in byobu should bring up the "Configuration Menu." However, I'm using SSH to connect to the Linux box, so I need to enter the escape sequence ...
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Byobu, get the status bar of tmux backend the same as screen backend

When I use screen as the back-end of byobu, I'm getting a status bar which is composed of only black and red or black and yellow. And it looks more professional. But when I choose tmux as back-end I'm ...
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How to SSH into a host without starting byobu

My zsh shell automatically starts byobu. The host in question has a 1m loadavg of 300 at the moment (time ssh host time uptime returns in 50 seconds from local, with 3 seconds spent remotely). ...
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how do I hide byobu status line?

You know, in tmux there's an option set -g status off that allows me to hide the tmux status bar, can I do the same with byobu? I can't find any option that allows me to hide the status bar and gives ...
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Byobu type keybindings for tmux

I have been using Byobu for some time now and really enjoying it. But now thinking of moving back to tmux. The reason is given in the later half of the question. First of all, the question: The ...
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byobu: Can I launch commands in windows when byobu starts

Byobu seems very simple and easy to use compared to others I have tried. I would like to start Byobu and have my commands launched in the correct window. Is this possible?
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byobu: can I predefine a layout with window sizes etc?

I am just starting with byobu and can't figure out this basic thing. I need to set up a predefined layout for my windows in byobu so when I start it, I get the layout I predefined and my programs ...
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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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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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