A better linux terminal : byobu the enhanced screen

If you spend some time on a linux terminal you must know the very useful screen. It’s a text window manager that allow you to manage and switch between multiple terminal and some other goodies (copy / paste between windows, detached terminal etc)

Here comes byobu which enhance the appearance and bring many extras as a cool down menu with useful infos, easy settings through a easy menu, dividers etc

So if you want screen functions but better go on and try byobu, this package is already present on your Debian / Ubuntu distro just run aptitude install byobu and you’re good to go

Here is a small screenshot of byobu in action :

byobu

Find out more

Ubuntu Wiki byobu page

Ubuntu Wiki screen page.

byobu on launchpad

GNU Screen

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