[UCI-Linux] byobu wrapper for GNU screen
harry.mangalam at uci.edu
Wed Feb 17 13:14:20 PST 2010
Just found out about byobu - very user-friendly wrapper for GNU
Sometimes it is convenient to continue a long-running process when you
have to log out (as when you have to shut down your network
connection to take your laptop home). In this case, you can use the
underappreciated [screen] program, which establishes a long-running
proxy connection on the remote machine that you can detach from and
then re-attach to without losing the connection. As far as the remote
machine is concerned, you’ve never logged off, so your running
processes aren’t killed off. When you re-establish the connection by
logging in again, you can re-attach to the screen proxy and take up
as if you’ve never been away.
You can also use [screen] as a terminal multiplexer, allowing multiple
terminal sessions to be used from one login, especially useful if
you’re using Windows with PuTTY that doesn’t have a multiple terminal
function built into it like KDE's [konsole].
For these reasons, [screen] by itself is a very powerful and useful
utility, but it is admittedly hard to use. To the rescue comes a
[screen] wrapper called byobu which provides a much easier-to-use
interface to the [screen] utility.
More about byobu at:
and from the BDUC user HOWTO, with some examples:
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