Byobu is Ubuntu’s text-based window manager based on the screen utility.
Using Byobu, users can quickly create and move between different windows over a single SSH connection or TTY terminal, monitor many important statistics about their system, detach and reattach to sessions later while programs continue to run in the background.
Byobu includes an enhanced profile and configuration utilities for the screen window manager, such as toggle-able system status notifications.
- Caption line – shows your open windows, and highlights the one upon which you are focused, and optionally displays your user name, host name, IP address, and reference to the Menu.
- Hard status line – color coded output and symbols with configurable and dynamically updated facts, statistics, and information about the local system.
- 40 different status notifications with descriptions of each of them including:
- apport – indicates pending crash reports.
- arch – system architecture.
- battery – battery information showing discharging, charging, fully charged, colour indicators.
- custom – user defined custom scripts.
- disk – total disk space available and total used.
- disk_io – instantaneous read/write throughput in KB/s or MB/s over the last 3 seconds.
- ec2_cost – stimation of the cost of the current boot of the system in terms of the Amazon EC2 billing model.
- rcs_cost – estimation of the cost of the current boot of the system in terms of the Rackspace Cloud Server billing model.
- fan_speed – as reported by lm-sensors.
- load_average – system load average over the last minute.
- memory – total memory available and currently used.
- network – instantaneous upload/download bandwidth in [GMk]bps over the last 3 seconds.
- processes – total number of processes running on the system.
- reboot_required – symbol present if a reboot is required.
- services – configure a list of services to monitor.
- swap – total swap space and total used as a percentage of the total available.
- uptime – total system uptime since last boot.
- wifi_quality – the connection rate and signal quality of the wifi connection.
- Key bindings.
- Run by default at every text login.
Support: Manual page
Developer: Dustin Kirkland, Nick Barcet, Raphaël Pinson, Derek Carter
License: GNU GPL v3
Return to Terminal Multiplexers Home Page
|The largest compilation of the best free and open source software in the universe. Each article is supplied with a legendary ratings chart helping you to make informed decisions.|
|Hundreds of in-depth reviews offering our unbiased and expert opinion on software. We offer helpful and impartial information.|
|Replace proprietary software with open source alternatives: Google, Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, IBM, Autodesk, Oracle, Atlassian, Corel, Cisco, Intuit, and SAS.|
|Machine Learning explores practical applications of machine learning and deep learning from a Linux perspective. This is a new series.|
|New to Linux? Read our Linux for Starters series. We start right at the basics and teach you everything you need to know to get started with Linux.|
|Alternatives to popular CLI tools showcases essential tools that are modern replacements for core Linux utilities.|
|Essential Linux system tools focuses on small, indispensable utilities, useful for system administrators as well as regular users.|
|Linux utilities to maximise your productivity. Small, indispensable tools, useful for anyone running a Linux machine.|
|Surveys popular streaming services from a Linux perspective: Amazon Music Unlimited, Myuzi, Spotify, Deezer, Tidal.|
|Saving Money with Linux looks at how you can reduce your energy bills running Linux.|
|Home computers became commonplace in the 1980s. Emulate home computers including the Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST, ZX81, Amstrad CPC, and ZX Spectrum.|
|Now and Then examines how promising open source software fared over the years. It can be a bumpy ride.|
|Linux at Home looks at a range of home activities where Linux can play its part, making the most of our time at home, keeping active and engaged.|
|Linux Candy reveals the lighter side of Linux. Have some fun and escape from the daily drudgery.|
|Getting Started with Docker helps you master Docker, a set of platform as a service products that delivers software in packages called containers.|
|Best Free Android Apps. We showcase free Android apps that are definitely worth downloading. There's a strict eligibility criteria for inclusion in this series.|
|These best free books accelerate your learning of every programming language. Learn a new language today!|
|These free tutorials offer the perfect tonic to our free programming books series.|
|Linux Around The World showcases usergroups that are relevant to Linux enthusiasts.|
|Stars and Stripes is an occasional series looking at the impact of Linux in the USA.|