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Use byobu for extended features in your terminal window

Written for byobu by Dustin Kirkland  on 2010-11-17

The Japanese term “byobu” means a decorative, multi-paneled screen that serves as a room divider. You’ve probably seen them all over the place. When it comes to Linux, byobu is a small software that can be used on top of your standard terminal window to add extra functionality.....

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Enhance screen with Byobu's cool functionality

Written for byobu by Dustin Kirkland  on 2010-11-16

I’m a huge fan of screen and use it every day. Since I pretty much live in the terminal (using irssi for IRC and Mutt for email, as well as terminals for everything else from editing text files to doing various sysadmin-related things), I always look for ways to spruce up working in the terminal. Screen is a definite sanity-saver in that I can have one terminal window open and easily switch between different virtual consoles to accomplish different things....

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GNU Screen With Byobu

Written for byobu by Dustin Kirkland  on 2010-11-12

Byobu is manager for GNU Screen hidden within Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick. It's also available through the Debian repos. If you are running Ubuntu 10.10, I'll show you how to unhide it and use it. First right click "Applications" and click "Edit Menus" as shown in the picture....

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Byobu: Like Screen, but Better

Written for byobu by Dustin Kirkland  on 2010-10-05

I'm a big fan of screen, but I only recently encountered Byobu, a neat enhancement of it....

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Ten Essential Linux Admin Tools

Written for byobu by Dustin Kirkland  on 2010-09-26

 Every good Linux System Administrator has a set of tools they reach for again-and-again. Here are ten must haves for your virtual utility belt.
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#2 byobu - If you’re a screen user, byobu is the next step. If you haven’t used screen, you should try byobu. Byobu is a Japanese word for the decorative screens or room dividers that often adorn Japanese homes. Hence, the name for a more decorative form of the screen utility. Linux people are nothing if not clever in their naming of projects.
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