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How to split in Byobu

📅 2013-Aug-11 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 📚 Archive

By default, Byobu lets its terminal windows occupy all the available real estate. Sometimes, it is convenient to have two shell sessions in Byobu that are side-by-side. This is possible in Byobu by creating a vertical split or a horizontal split.

This splits the current window into two vertically or horizontally. In a vertical split, the current session is maintained in the left split, while a new shell session is opened in the right split. In a horizontal split, the current session is maintained in the top split, while a new session is opened in the bottom split.

The keyboard shortcuts for creating and switching between splits:

You can see these keyboard shortcuts defined in the /usr/share/byobu/keybindings/f-keys.tmux file. You can override or change them in your own ~/.byobu/keybindings.tmux file.

Tried with: Byobu 5.106, Tmux 2.1 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS