My Byobu notes
These notes were taken while using Ubuntu Desktop 18.04.1 LTS.
How to install and use Byobu for terminal management on Ubuntu 16-04.
Verify or install Byobu
Verify whether Byobu is installed
$ byobu --version byobu version 5.125 tmux 2.6
If you do not get a version install Byobu with
sudo apt-get install byobu
Start Byobu at login
You can start Byobu manually every time you want to use Byobu or automatically at login.
To manually start Byobu type
byobu at prompt.
To automatically start at login type
byobu-enable at prompt.
$ byobu-enable The Byobu window manager will be launched automatically at each text login. To disable this behavior later, just run: byobu-disable
If you want to disable automatic use of Byobu type
byobu-disable at prompt.
Press Shift + F1.
Current help output
Byobu is a suite of enhancements to tmux, as a command line tool providing live system status, dynamic window management, and some convenient keybindings: F1 * Used by X11 * Shift-F1 Display this help F2 Create a new window Shift-F2 Create a horizontal split Ctrl-F2 Create a vertical split Ctrl-Shift-F2 Create a new session F3/F4 Move focus among windows Alt-Left/Right Move focus among windows Alt-Up/Down Move focus among sessions Shift-Left/Right/Up/Down Move focus among splits Shift-F3/F4 Move focus among splits Ctrl-F3/F4 Move a split Ctrl-Shift-F3/F4 Move a window Shift-Alt-Left/Right/Up/Down Resize a split F5 Reload profile, refresh status Alt-F5 Toggle UTF-8 support, refresh status Shift-F5 Toggle through status lines Ctrl-F5 Reconnect ssh/gpg/dbus sockets Ctrl-Shift-F5 Change status bar's color randomly F6 Detach session and then logout Shift-F6 Detach session and do not logout Alt-F6 Detach all clients but yourself Ctrl-F6 Kill split in focus F7 Enter scrollback history Alt-PageUp/PageDown Enter and move through scrollback Shift-F7 Save history to $BYOBU_RUN_DIR/printscreen F8 Rename the current window Ctrl-F8 Rename the current session Shift-F8 Toggle through split arrangements Alt-Shift-F8 Restore a split-pane layout Ctrl-Shift-F8 Save the current split-pane layout F9 Launch byobu-config window Ctrl-F9 Enter command and run in all windows Shift-F9 Enter command and run in all splits Alt-F9 Toggle sending keyboard input to all splits F10 * Used by X11 * F11 * Used by X11 * Alt-F11 Expand split to a full window Shift-F11 Zoom into a split, zoom out of a split Ctrl-F11 Join window into a vertical split F12 Escape sequence Shift-F12 Toggle on/off Byobu's keybindings Alt-F12 Toggle on/off Byobu's mouse support Ctrl-Shift-F12 Mondrian squares (END)
Put tmux status bar on top of terminal window. Modify or create file ~/.byobu/.tmux.conf and put these commands in file:
set -g status-position top