Questions tagged [byobu]

Byobu is an enhancement for tmux and GNU Screen that provides text-based notifications and tabbed window management. Use this tag for Byobu specific questions that are not generic (screen or tmux) issues.

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zsh function to automatically capture byobu scrollback buffer and open in micro editor

I am attempting to create a zsh function in my .zshrc file so that I can have one command that will capture byobu's scrollback buffer into $BYOBU_RUN_DIR/printscreen (the default location) and then ...
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Byobu - How to start directly on session X?

I have two byobu sessions with different names and they are listed as Byobu sessions... 1. tmux: foo: 3 windows (created Tue Jan 7 21:49:37 2020) [148x35] (group 1) 2. tmux: bar: 7 windows (...
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How do I find what process is running in a particular GNU screen window?

Problem I need to find what process is running on a particular window in screen (in a reasonable amount of time). Scenario I need to use the Session Name and Window Title to find the process ...
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Every time I log in byobu reverts to first window

Updated from ubuntu 16.04 to 19.04. Now when I reattach to my session, it flips me back to the first window. Also curious is that it shows the same buffer of what was there days ago. Example: if i do ...
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trouble with byobu custom status

I'm trying to add nVidia GPU utilization to my byobu-tmux status line. I've installed gpustat which returns ~$ gpustat myhost Mon Aug 19 17:26:51 2019 410.48 [0] GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ...
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How to equalize byobu vertical split screen size

Note: I may be leaning on an XY Problem; feel free to steer me to a more ideal approach. I want to keep an eye on multiple remote log files in a small-yet-legible font, not so much analyzing ...
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start python script in byobu session at startup

I would like to start a python script at startup inside a byobu/tmux session (and create the session if it doesn't exist), so I can attach to it later. I created a start_script.sh containing the ...
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Byobu terminal can't use tmux

I can't enable tmux feature on byobu terminal or on any terminal. I run echo $TERM and i get screen-256color When i run tmux i get this: sessions should be nested with care, unset $TMUX to ...
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Byobu F1 help closes current window

Somehow when I press F1 Byobu opens its help page in the current window. After closing the help page the window is closed. I am running Arch Linux. While working with vim I often hit F1 by accident ...
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`byobu` window with `sudo su -` [closed]

Sorry for the cross-posting across the fora. I am not sure if my original post was in the correct forum. I am aware that what I would like to do is not safe... I would like to open a window in my ...
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Is there any fully Byobu-compatible terminal client for Windows?

I'm trying to use Byobu on a Linux server via SSH from Windows. I've tried with MobaXterm and putty, but some of the F key combinations simply don't work. In MobaXterm there is even a dedicated Byobu ...
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Unable to : “Open Terminal here” with byobu

In a specific directory, if I right click and select "Open Terminal". It just launches another instance of the terminal in the root location and not the location where I intended it to open. Is there ...
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unrecognized set of characters in byobu

I am using byobu on a Google Cloud instance installed with Debian 4.9.130-2. Whenever I ssh into the instance a second time after my first session's connection is broken e.g. internet got disconnected ...
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byobu prevents SSH login

I'm running arch linux for arm on an old goflex for network storage and wanted to use byobu on it. There's no package for the distribution so I compiled it from source, and it works just fine. The ...
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byobu configuration menu escape / exit always closes the tab

I've been using byobu for ~4 years at this point and I do not remember this behavior before. If I press F1 (this always happens by accident actually, with the exception of initial setup I never want ...
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Vim color scheme in bash and byobu

I have a problem with the vim color scheme installation. I did the following: 1) a folder was created ~/.vimrc/colors 2) I put the color definition monokai_pro.vim there 3) I edited the file .vimrc ...
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Unable to find tmux session but it shows up as a file?

Yesterday I had started a tmux session, but when I logged into the computer today, I cannot find it, i.e. tmux ls cannot find the session. But when I run top I can see that the following tmux ...
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Connect to remote server with byobu and run command

I have a remote server that I usually connect to with ssh and upon connection byobu starts automatically (via a line in .profile set up with the script byobu-enable). Now I want to set up a different ...
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How to install and configure byobu in HPC environment (i.e. no root)?

I am used to the byobu layout in Ubuntu and I suffer from the fact, that all the HPC I have access to in my work have no byobu (and sometimes even no screen/tmux). I am able to build byobu from ...
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bell behaviour in byobu

I am experimenting with bells in my wm. for this i am using the command sleep 3; echo -e "\a" Here are some different scenarios: running it in a terminal and changing workspace will give me an ...
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How to resize split screen size in byobu

Currently, my byobu split screens look like this (i.e. they are of unequal size -- the rightmost split size is much smaller than the leftmost split size, for example): Is there a way to resize those ...
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Byobu / Tmux copy whole line

I use byobu in tmux mode. In screen I can do this: Ctrl+a [, move to line, Y, Ctrl+a ] "Y" copys the whole line into the clipboard. I am looking to something similar in byobu in tmux mode. The only ...
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When using putty, alt-left/right is different when byobu is started automatically from profile

When starting a session to, in my case at least, debian and Ubuntu machines with Putty from a Windows machine, alt-left/right works as moving per word on the command-line. (Often this is also achieved ...
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How do I use function keys through the Windows Command Prompt?

Through the Windows Command Prompt, pressing a function key just sends an odd string of characters to the bash prompt. But I need to send the actual function key to bash, so I can navigate byobu. How ...
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How can I automatically restart a tmux (Byobu) pane when its task ends?

I need a way to immediately restart the main process in a tmux pane after the pane's the process has terminated. I use byobu-tmux to run various components of a client-server (grails) application ...
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remote osx split panes in ubuntu byobu

My Problem I have OSX 10.10, connect to a byobu in ubuntu 14.04 over ssh. I want to split panes vertically & horizontally. But ctrl+F2 & shift+F2 just gives me beep sound. Additional Info ...
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Copy text in byobu when the mouse is “off”

I recently started using byobu with tmux as a backend. I have learned that AltF12 toggles "mouse mode" off and on. When "mouse mode" is on, I can select text with my mouse and paste it with the middle ...
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Getting 256 colors to work with byobu

When I launch byobu, this always happens: $ echo $TERM screen even if $TERM evaluates to xterm-256color outside of byobu. How can I fix this?
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Monitor exit code in tmux

Is there a way to update tmux window attributes based on command exit status? Similar to activity monitoring, I would like the title to change color when a command exits, say, green for success and ...
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Byobu - New window with same ssh session?

Is there a way to configure Byobu to use same ssh session in a new window. For e.g. Open Byobu window ssh into a remote host Press 'F2' to open a new window. This opens the terminal with my ...
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Jump to a Byobu window by number

Let's say I have a dozen windows open in Byobu, I am currently on window 2 and I want to go see what's going on in window 9. How to quickly jump to another window, without having to press F4 seven ...
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How to comment in a windows.tmux file

My ~/.byobu/windows.tmux file is getting a bit complex and I would like to document it with comments. How to insert comments in Byobu's windows.tmux file? Using # as seen below results in a unknown ...
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Escape sequences for function keys (F1-F12), especially F11 and F12

I want to use the terminal multiplexer byobu, so I need to use the function keys (F1-F12). However, I am accessing a remote machine via SSH, so I need to send function keys over SSH. (I'm running ...
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Auto opening my dev environment with byobu and tmux

When I launch byobu (I'm using tmux), I'd like to open 3 tabs/windows in byobu and launch these commands for each window: 1) cd ~/Dev/backend; vagrant up; vagrant ssh 2) cd ~/Dev/frontend; vagrant ...
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byobu - remove double bar

I love to use the byobu tool to manage multiple ssh sessions. It works extremely well in Ubuntu, but when I manually install it on Amazon Linux (and other distros) it often comes up with two bars ...
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Problem using Ctrl+Arrow keys in Vim when using Byobu with tmux

In Vim, I had set the Ctrl+Arrow keys to skip words. This works just fine when running Vim inside the gnome-terminal. However, when using byobu (tmux), it shows weird behavior : it deletes ...
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Byobu - send command to byobu tmux session from commandline (or bash/sh)

I run a script which I would like to print the status to a byobu tmux session. So for example print backup finished \n. Is it possible to do this with the name of the byobu tmux window, which you can ...
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tmux consuming 100% of cpu

I've been running byobu for a while now, and in the last few hours it has started to consume 30-100% of the CPU on the core it's running on. This a noticeable delay when entering text, or switching ...
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How to get byobu to start at startup with a command executed, as root?

I want when the computer start, a byobu session is started and a command executed in the first window (windows 0), without requiring any user intervention. It is very important that this doesn't ...
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How to terminate tmux session and processes it spawned

I noticed that i have a running process and I think it's because i initialized the process in byobu which is using tmux. ps aux | grep sidekiq 1000 13786 0.0 0.0 8108 900 pts/4 S+ 11:...
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screen /bin/bash execute script and then go to interactive shell

I am using .byobu/windows to start up some screen sessions, and I'm trying to start a script that will exit to an interactive shell once it has completed. Is this possible? I've tried: screen -t ...
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How can I set up byobu to use a second screen session on login?

tl;dr: I have an irssi proxy screen session running in the background. I'm running byobu -R -S byobu;exit in ~/.bash_profile to start a second session instead of reconnecting to the irssi session, but ...
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UTF-8 Characters in Byobu Screen Status Line

I'm running Byobu with Screen backend. I have a custom status script that wget's an RSS feed and shows the latest headline in it. If there are non-ASCII characters, they are not printed correctly. I'...
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Byobu with tmux, how to use F-Keys

I'm accessing a linux box with Byobu enabled (with tmux) and I don't seem to be able to use some F-Keys without being binded to Byobu. For example using F6 to sort on htop. I followed this advice, but ...
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Byobu creates infinite spawn of “byobu-status -> tmux” children under tmux

When I launch Byobu, my System Monitor shows a new tmux process with a continuously growing set of byobu-status -> tmux children eating-up all my memory... -> tmux -> byobu-status -> tmux ...
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How does one include the session-name in status bar for byobu-tmux?

I'd like to include the session name of my current tmux session in the status bar. There's nothing in ~/.byobu/status that allows me to do this and including the tmux configuration directive #S in the ...
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How start byobu with session splited horizontaly?

All is in the title. I can't get the right ~/.byobu/window file
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Colour bleeds right when writing a custom script in byobu

I am using byobu with tmux backend in Ubuntu 12.04. I am trying write a custom script as shown at the manpage of byobu: #!/bin/sh printf "\005{= bw}%s\005{-}" "$(uname -r)" When being run (using an ...
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byobu configuration menu is missing options

I've used byobu on servers in the past (with byobu version 3.4) but I recently installed CentOS 6.2 and installed byobu 5.15 from the tarball. Most byobu-config menus have options to change ...
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How to change the colour of embedded terminal in linux mint 12 to be able to use `ls` and `byobu`?

I'm using Linux Mint 12 and am having problems with the embedded terminal in gedit. Using the default themes I'm unable to use 'ls' and 'byobu' as in part of their output foreground and background ...