UNIX and Linux system administrators have been blessed with the GNU Screen utility for almost 25 years. Expert Screen users will swear by its importance in their toolbox. But the learning curve for new users getting started can be quite steep.
Enter 'Byobu', an innovative, intuitive approach to GNU Screen, brought to you by the Ubuntu Server community. Byobu is a set of wrapper scripts and configuration settings that unleash the power of GNU Screen for beginner and novice system administrators, while continuing to support Screen's advanced features for expert users.
Byobu includes convenient keybindings, useful status scripts, sensible configuration defaults, and a curses-based utility for modifying some of Screen's most important (but most buried) features.
In this presentation, the author of Byobu will introduce the basic flow of operation, and move into the advanced features of Byobu and GNU Screen. Any Linux user attending this presentation will be more productive when interfacing with their command line hereafter...