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NAME

       byobu - wrapper script for seeding a user's byobu configuration and launching a text based
       window manager (either screen or tmux)

SYNOPSIS

       byobu [screen options]

       byobu-screen [screen options]

       byobu-tmux [tmux options]

       Options to byobu are simply passed through screen(1) or tmux(1).

DESCRIPTION

       byobu is a script that launches a text based window manager (either screen(1) or  tmux(1))
       in  the  byobu  configuration.   This enables the display of system information and status
       notifications within two lines at the bottom  of  the  screen  session.  It  also  enables
       multiple tabbed terminal sessions, accessible through simple keystrokes.

       byobu  currently  defaults to using tmux(1) (if present) as the backend, however, this can
       be overriden with the byobu-select-backend(1) utility.

       Note that BYOBU_CONFIG_DIR=$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/byobu if defined, and $HOME/.byobu otherwise.

STATUS NOTIFICATIONS

       byobu supports a number of unique and interesting status notifications across  the  lowest
       two  lines  in  the  screen.  Each status notification item is independently configurable,
       enabled and disabled by the configuration utility.  The guide below  helps  identify  each
       status item (in alphabetical order):

       apport  - symbol displayed if there are pending crash reports; {!} symbol displayed on the
       lower bar toward the left, in black on an orange background

       arch - system architecture; displayed on the lower bar toward the  left,  in  the  default
       text color on the default background color

       battery  -  battery  information;  display  on the lower bar toward the right; - indicates
       discharging,  +  indicates  charging,  =  indicates  fully  charged;   when  charging   or
       discharging,  the  current  battery  capacity  as  a percentage is displayed;  the colours
       green, yellow, and red are used to give further indication of the battery's charge  state;
       you  may  override  the  detected  battery  by  setting BATTERY=/proc/acpi/battery/BAT0 in
       $BYOBU_CONFIG_DIR/statusrc

       cpu_count - the number of cpu's or cores on the system; displayed in the lower bar  toward
       the right in the default text color on the default background, followed by a trailing 'x'

       cpu_freq  - the current frequency of the cpu in GHz; displayed in the lower bar toward the
       right in white text on a light blue background

       cpu_temp - the cpu temperature in Celsius (default) or  Fahrenheit,  configure  TEMP=F  or
       TEMP=C  in  $BYOBU_CONFIG_DIR/statusrc;  displayed  in  the  lower bar toward the right in
       yellow text on a black background; you may override the detected cpu temperature device by
       setting MONITORED_TEMP=/proc/acpi/whatever in $BYOBU_CONFIG_DIR/statusrc

       custom  -  user  defined  custom  scripts;  must  be  executable  programs  of any kind in
       $BYOBU_CONFIG_DIR/bin; must be named N_NAME, where  N  is  the  frequency  in  seconds  to
       refresh  the  status  indicator,  and NAME is the name of the script; N should not be less
       than 5 seconds; the script should echo a small amount of text to  standard  out,  standard
       error is discarded; the indicator will be displayed in the lower panel, in inverted colors
       to your current background/foreground scheme, unless you manually specify  the  colors  in
       your  script's output; BEWARE, cpu-intensive custom scripts may impact your overall system
       performance and could upset your system administrator!
         Example: $BYOBU_CONFIG_DIR/bin/1000_uname
           #!/bin/sh
           printf "\005{= bw}%s\005{-}" "$(uname -r)"

       date - the system date in YYYY-MM-DD formate; displayed in the lower on the far  right  in
       the default text color on the default background

       disk  -  total  disk space available and total used on / directory; displayed in the lower
       bar on the far right in white text on a light  purple  background;  override  the  default
       directory  by  specifying  an  alternate  mount  point  with  MONITORED_DISK=/wherever  in
       $BYOBU_CONFIG_DIR/statusrc

       disk_io - instantaneous read/write througput in kB/s or MB/s  over  the  last  3  seconds;
       displayed  in  the  lower  bar toward the right in white text on a light purple background
       with a leading '<' sign indicating 'read speed' and '>'  sign  indicating  'write  speed';
       override   the   default   monitored   disk   by   specifying  an  alternate  device  with
       MONITORED_DISK=/dev/sdb,  and  override  the  default   DISK_IO_THRESHOLD=50   (kB/s)   in
       $BYOBU_CONFIG_DIR/statusrc

       distro  - OS/distribution name of the release running on the current system as reported by
       lsb_release(1) or /etc/issue; displayed in the lower bar in bold  black  text  toward  the
       left  on  a grey background; you may override the detected release with DISTRO=Whatever in
       $BYOBU_CONFIG_DIR/statusrc

       ec2_cost - an estimation of the cost of the current boot of the system  in  terms  of  the
       Amazon  EC2  billing model; displayed in the lower bar toward the right in green text on a
       black background; there is a leading '~' to indicate that this is an estimation,  and  the
       monetary  units  are US Dollars '$'; if not running in EC2, this plugin is disabled unless
       EC2_ESTIMATE=1 in ~/.byobu/statusrc

       entropy - a count of the system's current entropy in bytes; displayed  in  the  lower  bar
       toward  the  right  in  yellow  text  on a dark grey background; there is a leading 'e' to
       indicate 'entropy'

       raid - note very prominently if there is a RAID failure detected, in red blinking text  on
       a white background; the term 'RAID' notes that there is something wrong with the RAID, and
       if there is a rebuild/resync in progress, the percent complete is also shown

       rcs_cost - an estimation of the cost of the current boot of the system  in  terms  of  the
       Rackspace Cloud Server billing model; displayed in the lower bar toward the right in green
       text on a black background; there is a leading '~' to indicate that this is an estimation,
       and the monetary units are US Dollars '$'

       fan_speed  - cpu or system fan speed as reported by lm-sensors; displayed in the lower bar
       toward the right in black text on a grey background; there is a trailing 'rpm' for  units;
       you   may  override  the  detected  fan  by  setting  FAN=/sys/path/to/your/fan1_input  in
       $BYOBU_CONFIG_DIR/statusrc

       hostname - the hostname of the system; displayed in the upper bar on the far right in bold
       black  text  on a grey background; there is a leading '@' symbol if the username status is
       also enabled

       ip_address - the IPv4 address of the system in dotted decimal form; displayed in the upper
       bar  on  the  far  right  in  bold  black text on a grey background;  you can override and
       display your IPv6 address by setting 'IPV6=1', and you can show your external  ip  address
       by setting 'IP_EXTERNAL=1' in $BYOBU_CONFIG_DIR/statusrc

       ip_address4  -  the  IPv4  address  of the system in dotted decimal form; displayed in the
       upper bar on the far right in bold black text on a grey background;   you  can  show  your
       external ip address by setting 'IP_EXTERNAL=1' in $BYOBU_CONFIG_DIR/statusrc

       ip_address6  - the IPv6 address of the system; displayed in the upper bar on the far right
       in bold black text on a grey background;  you can show your external ip address by setting
       'IP_EXTERNAL=1' in $BYOBU_CONFIG_DIR/statusrc

       load_average  - the system load average over the last 1 minute; displayed in the lower bar
       toward the right in black text on a yellow background

       logo - an approximation of the current operating system's logo; displayed in the lower bar
       on   the   far   left;   you  may  customize  this  logo  by  setting  a  chosen  logo  in
       $BYOBU_CONFIG_DIR/logo,    or    you    may    override    this    with    LOGO=:-D     in
       $BYOBU_CONFIG_DIR/statusrc

       mail  -  system  mail for the current user; the letter '[M]' is displayed in the lower bar
       toward the left in black text on a grey background

       memory - total memory available and used in the system; displayed in the lower bar  toward
       the right in white text on a green background

       menu - a simple indicator directing new users to use the F9 keybinding to access the byobu
       menu

       network - instantaneous upload/download bandwidth in [GMk]bps over  the  last  3  seconds;
       nothing  is displayed if traffic is 0; displayed in the lower bar toward the left in white
       text on a purple background  with  a  leading  '^'  sign  indicating  'up'  and  'v'  sign
       indicating  'down';  override  the  default interface by specifying an alternate interface
       with   MONITORED_NETWORK=eth1,   and   override   the   default    units    (bits)    with
       NETWORK_UNITS=bytes,   and   override   the   default   NETWORK_THRESHOLD=20   (kbps)   in
       $BYOBU_CONFIG_DIR/statusrc

       notify_osd - Send on-screen notification messages to screen's notification buffer

       processes - total number of processes running on the system; displayed in the lower bar in
       white  text  on  a  dark  yellow  background  with  a  trailing '&' indicating 'background
       processes'

       reboot_required - symbol present if a  reboot  is  required  following  a  system  update;
       displayed  in  the  lower  bar  white  text  on  a  blue  background  by the symbol '(R)';
       additionally, reboot_required will print '<F5>' in white text on  a  blue  background,  if
       Byobu  requires  you to reload your profile to affect some changes; it will also detect if
       your system is currently in powernap(8) state and if so print '.zZ'.

       release - OS/distribution name of the release running on the current system as reported by
       lsb_release(1)  or  /etc/issue;  displayed  in the lower bar in bold black text toward the
       left on a grey background; you may override the detected release with RELEASE=Whatever  in
       $BYOBU_CONFIG_DIR/statusrc;  you may also abbreviate the release string to N characters by
       setting RELEASE_ABBREVIATED=N in $BYOBU_CONFIG_DIR/statusrc

       services - users can configure a list of services to monitor, define the SERVICES variable
       in  $BYOBU_CONFIG_DIR/statusrc,  a  whitespace  separated of services, each service should
       include the init name of the service, then a pipe, and then an abbreviated name or  symbol
       to display when running (e.g. SERVICES="ssh|ssh apache2|http"); displayed in the lower bar
       toward the center in cyan on a white background

       swap - total swap space and total used as a percentage of the total  available;  displayed
       in  the  lower  bar  toward  the  right  in  white text on a light green background with a
       trailing '%' sign

       time - the system time in HH:MM:SS format; displayed in the lower bar on the far right  in
       the default text and default background colors

       time_binary  - only for the hard core geek, the local system time in binary; requires UTF8
       support in a VERY recent version of GNU Screen; you  must  additionally  set  "UTF8=1"  in
       $BYOBU_CONFIG_DIR/statusrc;  displayed  in  the  lower bar on the far right in the default
       text and background colors

       time_utc - the UTC system time in HH:MMformat; displayed in the lower bar on the far right
       in dark text on a light background

       updates_available  - the number of updates available on the system; displayed in the lower
       bar toward the right in white text on a red background with a trailing '!'  sign;  if  any
       updates  are  marked  'security  updates',  then  there  will  be  a total of two trailing
       exclamation points, '!!'

       uptime - the total system uptime since last boot; displayed in the lower  bar  toward  the
       right in blue text on a grey background

       users  -  the  number  of  remote users logged into the system via sshd, empty if 0 users;
       displayed in the lower bar toward the right in red  text  on  a  grey  background  with  a
       trailing  '#'  sign;  set  USERS_DISTINCT=1  to instead count the number of distinct users
       logged into the system (rather than open ssh sessions)

       whoami - the name of the user who owns the screen session;  displayed  in  the  upper  bar
       toward the far right in bold black text on a grey background

       wifi_quality - the connection rate and signal quality of the wifi connection; displayed in
       the lower bar toward the right in black text on a cyan background; the connection rate  is
       in  'Mb/s'  and  the  signal  quality is as a percentage with a trailing '%'; override the
       default interface by specifying an alternate  interface  with  MONITORED_NETWORK=wlan0  in
       $BYOBU_CONFIG_DIR/statusrc

SESSIONS

       Byobu  name  screen sessions "byobu", if unspecified.  To hide sessions from byobu-select-
       session(1), prepend a "." to the beginning of the session name, like:

        byobu -S .hidden

WINDOWS

       Each open window in the screen session is displayed in the upper bar toward the far  left.
       These are numbered, and include indicators as to activity in the window (see "activity" in
       screen(1) for symbol definitions).  The current active window is highlighted by  inverting
       the background/text from the rest of the window bar.

       Users  can  create  a  list  of windows to launch at startup in $BYOBU_CONFIG_DIR/windows.
       This file is the same syntax as ~/.screenrc, each  line  specifying  a  window  using  the
       "screen" command, as described in screen(1).

       User  can  also  launch  Byobu  with  unique  window  sets.   Users  can  store  these  as
       $BYOBU_CONFIG_DIR/windows.[NAME],  and  launch  Byobu  with   the   environment   variable
       BYOBU_WINDOWS.

       For example:
         $ cat $BYOBU_CONFIG_DIR/windows.ssh_sessions
         screen -t localhost bash
         screen -t aussie ssh root@aussie
         screen -t beagle ssh root@beagle
         screen -t collie ssh root@collie
         $ BYOBU_WINDOWS=ssh_sessions byobu

UNITS OF MEASURE

       byobu  uses  binary for capacity measurements of KB, MB, GB, and TB.  This means multiples
       of 1024 rather than multiples of 1000, in accordance with JEDEC Standard 100B.01 for  disk
       and memory capacity measurements.  See:
        * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JEDEC_memory_standards

       byobu  uses  decimal  for measurements of network data transfer, meaning multiple of 1000,
       rather than 1024.  See:
        * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_rate_units

KEYBINDINGS

       byobu  keybindings  can  be  user  defined  in  /usr/share/byobu/keybindings/  (or  within
       .screenrc if byobu-export was used). The common key bindings are:

       F2 - Create a new window

       F3 - Move to previous window

       F4 - Move to next window

       F5 - Reload profile

       F6 - Detach from this session

       F7 - Enter copy/scrollback mode

       F8 - Re-title a window

       F9 - Configuration Menu

       F12 -  Lock this terminal

       shift-F2 - Split the screen horizontally

       ctrl-F2 - Split the screen vertically

       shift-F3 - Shift the focus to the previous split region

       shift-F4 - Shift the focus to the next split region

       shift-F5 - Join all splits

       ctrl-F6 - Remove this split

       ctrl-F5 - Reconnect GPG and SSH sockets

       shift-F6 - Detach, but do not logout

       alt-pgup - Enter scrollback mode

       alt-pgdn - Enter scrollback mode

       Ctrl-a $ - show detailed status

       Ctrl-a R - Reload profile

       Ctrl-a ! - Toggle key bindings on and off

       Ctrl-a k - Kill the current window

       Ctrl-a ~ - Save the current window's scrollback buffer

SCROLLBACK, COPY, PASTE MODES

       Each window in Byobu has up to 10,000 lines of scrollback history, which you can enter and
       navigate using the alt-pgup and alt-pgdn keys.   Exit  this  scrollback  mode  by  hitting
       enter.   You  can  also  easily copy and paste text from scrollback mode.  To do so, enter
       scrollback using alt-pgup or alt-pgdn, press the spacebar to start highlighting text,  use
       up/down/left/right/pgup/pgdn  to  select  the text, and press enter to copy the text.  You
       can then paste the text using alt-insert or ctrl-a-].

BUGS

       For Byobu colors to work properly, older versions of GNU Screen require a 1-line patch  to
       adjust MAX_WINMSG_REND in screen.c.  The change is in GNU Screen's upstream source control
       system as of 2010-01-26, but GNU Screen has not released a new upstream version in several
       years.     You    can    disable    colors    entirely    by   setting   MONOCHROME=1   in
       $BYOBU_CONFIG_DIR/statusrc.  For more information, see:
        * http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?22146

       PuTTY users have reported that the F2, F3, and F4 shortcut keys are not working  properly.
       PuTTY  sends the same escape sequences as the linux console for F1-F4 by default.  You can
       fix this problem in the PuTTY config, Terminal -> Keyboard ->  Function  keys:  Xterm  R6.
       See: http://www.mail-archive.com/screen-users@gnu.org/msg01525.html

       Apple  Mac  OSX  terminal  users  have  reported 'flashing text'.  You can fix this in the
       advanced settings of the terminal application, with 'Declare Terminal As: xterm-color'.

       Apple Mac keyboard users may need to specify a vt100 terminal by adding this to  your  OSX
       profile, in order to get Byobu's function keys and colors to work:
         alias ssh='TERM=vt100 ssh'

       Users  of  a  non-UTF8 locale (such as cs_CZ charset ISO-8859-2), may need to add "defutf8
       off" to ~/.screenrc, if some characters are rendering as "?".

       Users who customize their PS1 prompt need to put this setting in  ~/.bashrc,  rather  than
       ~/.profile, in order for it to work correctly with Byobu.

       If  you run byobu(1) under sudo(8), you must use the -H option, such that the user's $HOME
       directory environment variable is set properly.  Otherwise, byobu(1) will create  a  bunch
       of directories in the $SUDO_USER's $HOME, but will be owned by root.  To prevent this from
       happening, byobu(1) will simply refuse to run if $USER does not own $HOME.

       Byobu requires a suitable ulimit(3) values to run.  If you get an error at startup saying,
       'pipe:  too  many  open  files', then check your ulimit -a values, as your "open files" or
       "max user processes" are too low.  In this case, you will  probably  need  to  run  simple
       screen(1)

SEE ALSO

       screen(1),   byobu-config(1),  byobu-export(1),  byobu-status(1),  byobu-status-detail(1),
       byobu-enable(1), byobu-launch(1), byobu-select-backend(1), tmux(1)
       http://launchpad.net/byobu

AUTHOR

       This manpage and the utility were written by  Dustin  Kirkland  <kirkland@ubuntu.com>  for
       Ubuntu  systems  (but  may  be used by others).  Permission is granted to copy, distribute
       and/or modify this document and the utility under the terms  of  the  GNU  General  Public
       License, Version 3 published by the Free Software Foundation.

       The  complete  text  of  the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-
       licenses/GPL on Debian/Ubuntu systems, or in /usr/share/doc/fedora-release-*/GPL on Fedora
       systems, or on the web at http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.txt.