Is there a way to configure Byobu to use same ssh session in a new window. For e.g.

  1. Open Byobu window
  2. ssh into a remote host
  3. Press 'F2' to open a new window. This opens the terminal with my localhost while I want it to ssh into the host in step 2 and possibly same path.

If it's not possible, are there any workarounds? Basically I don't want to ssh again and again if I want to open multiple tabs to work on a remote host.


  • I would suggest using a terminal multiplexer like tmux (or screen) on the remote host. This has the additional benefit that you are able to reconnect to sessions should the connection be interrupted. – Adaephon Aug 12 '15 at 9:49
  • You can configure ssh to use connection sharing as well; see the -M option and ControlMaster in man 5 ssh_config. – chepner Aug 13 '15 at 15:48

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