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📅 2013-Jan-21 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ byobu, gnu screen, keyboard shortcut, terminal multiplexer, tmux ⬩ 📚 Archive

Byobu is a program that makes using terminal multiplexers really easy. A terminal multiplexer is like a windowing system for console programs. Byobu uses tmux by default, but can be configured to use GNU screen too.

Byobu allows you have many console windows or programs running at the same time. You can detach from Byobu and later restore the session, with all your terminals and programs running intact. This is similar to hibernating and restarting an OS back.


Keyboard shortcuts

Byobu uses the function keys for almost all its operations.

You can also see these keyboard shortcuts defined in the /usr/share/byobu/keybindings/f-keys.tmux file.

Tried with: Byobu 5.77 and Ubuntu 14.04