byobu-select-session - select and connect to a byobu session
is an application that lists the available screen
sessions running on the system, and prompts the user to select one. The user
also has the option to create a new Byobu session, or launch the default shell
If an invalid selection is chosen 3 times in a row, the user is connected to the
By default, if only one session exists, the user is connected to that session,
and if no sessions exist, a new session is created -- such that there is no
interactive prompt in the normal behavior. However, some users may choose to
always be prompted, by touching the file $BYOBU_CONFIG_DIR/.always-select.
Note that BYOBU_CONFIG_DIR=$HOME/.byobu.
Named sessions that begin with a "." are "hidden" from
(1). This is useful, for instance, if you do not
want a session to be automatically selected at login. Example:
byobu -S .hidden
- byobu(1), screen(1)
This manpage and the utility were written by Dustin Kirkland
<firstname.lastname@example.org> for Ubuntu systems (but may be used by others).
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document and the
utility under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 3 published
by the Free Software Foundation.
The complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in
on Debian/Ubuntu systems, or in
on Fedora systems, or on the web at