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  • Byobu - So Very Cool!

    From Rastus@VERT/EWBBS to DOVE-Net.Unix on Fri Sep 30 23:11:34 2011
    I upgraded the distro on my BBS machine and discovered a new program. I've used the screen command on occation but I had never looked at Byobu before, and it's just what I've been needing!

    If you are not familiar with it, you might want to check it out. Like
    screen it lets you run programs in the background and switch between them. But it does a whole lot more..it has menu driven instructions and configuration (somewhat) and several really cool plugins to monitor your system... I was looking for a way to reliably run a couple of dosemu
    sessions in the background and switch between them. Byobu lets me log out
    and reconnect to the same "windows" at a later time. .. I work from a remote using a terminal and my wireless connection stinks and I get disconnected sometimes...this is perfect!!

    I was impressed so I had to share..

    Enjoy!

    Fat Rastus

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  • From Cykros@VERT/ERIS to Rastus on Sun Oct 2 03:48:57 2011
    Re: Byobu - So Very Cool!
    By: Rastus to DOVE-Net.Unix on Fri Sep 30 2011 11:11 pm

    I upgraded the distro on my BBS machine and discovered a new program. I've used the screen command on occation but I had never looked at Byobu before, and it's just what I've been needing!

    If you are not familiar with it, you might want to check it out. Like screen it lets you run programs in the background and switch between them. But it does a whole lot more..it has menu driven instructions and configuration (somewhat) and several really cool plugins to monitor your system... I was looking for a way to reliably run a couple of dosemu sessions in the background and switch between them. Byobu lets me log out and reconnect to the same "windows" at a later time. .. I work from a
    remote using a terminal and my wireless connection stinks and I get disconnected sometimes...this is perfect!!

    I was impressed so I had to share..

    Enjoy!

    Fat Rastus

    Hmm, I just looked it up, and can't see much of anything it does that screen can't (screen can easily do attach/detach/reattach, as you described, using ^a^d to detach, and screen -r to reattach). I guess the status notifications may have a use...otherwise, it looks like they just menuized screen. Feel free to correct me if I'm mistaken here...if it does something more useful, I wouldn't mind finding a new program to be excited over.

    cykros
    Discordia BBS: An apple a day keeps the goddess at play...fnord. telnet://discordia.dyndns.info

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  • From Thor@VERT/BLIZID to Cykros on Sun Oct 2 16:58:31 2011
    Re: Byobu - So Very Cool!
    Bc: Cykros to Rastus on Sun Oct 02 2011 03:48 am

    Hmm, I just looked it up, and can't see much of anything it does that screen can't (screen can easily do attach/detach/reattach, as you described, using ^a^d to detach, and screen -r to reattach). I guess the status notification may have a use...otherwise, it looks like they just menuized screen. Feel free to correct me if I'm mistaken here...if it does something more useful, wouldn't mind finding a new program to be excited over.

    As far as i know from talking to the people in the #byobu freenode channel, byobu is the continuation of the screen project. You are entirely correct that it is a menuized version of screen.

    - th0r.iCON


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  • From elm@VERT/ECHTOBBS to Cykros on Fri Oct 28 20:44:07 2011
    Re: Byobu - So Very Cool!
    By: Cykros to Rastus on Sun Oct 02 2011 03:48:00

    Re: Byobu - So Very Cool!
    By: Rastus to DOVE-Net.Unix on Fri Sep 30 2011 11:11 pm

    I upgraded the distro on my BBS machine and discovered a new program. I' used the screen command on occation but I had never looked at Byobu befor and it's just what I've been needing!

    If you are not familiar with it, you might want to check it out. Like screen it lets you run programs in the background and switch between them But it does a whole lot more..it has menu driven instructions and configuration (somewhat) and several really cool plugins to monitor your system... I was looking for a way to reliably run a couple of dosemu sessions in the background and switch between them. Byobu lets me log ou and reconnect to the same "windows" at a later time. .. I work from a remote using a terminal and my wireless connection stinks and I get disconnected sometimes...this is perfect!!

    I was impressed so I had to share..

    Enjoy!

    Fat Rastus

    Hmm, I just looked it up, and can't see much of anything it does that screen can't (screen can easily do attach/detach/reattach, as you described, using ^a^d to detach, and screen -r to reattach). I guess the status notification may have a use...otherwise, it looks like they just menuized screen. Feel free to correct me if I'm mistaken here...if it does something more useful, wouldn't mind finding a new program to be excited over.

    cykros
    Discordia BBS: An apple a day keeps the goddess at play...fnord. telnet://discordia.dyndns.info


    screen rocks!

    bbs.echto.net

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