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Amazon Linux - Install Byobu

Run the following script after checking if it is the latest release.

sudo yum install byobu -y

For posterity, this is how one can manually compile and install it which is what I used to have to do.

sudo yum update -y


tar xzf byobu*.tar.gz
cd byobu-*
sudo make
sudo make install

You should now be able to enter byobu with the following command:


Optional - Switch Byobu Backend To Tmux

By default, byobu will use screen for sessions instead of tmux. This results in there being two rows at the bottom instead of just one. Here's how to change to using tmux.

sudo yum install tmux -y

At the prompt, press 1 to select tmux.


Last updated: 15th November 2022
First published: 16th August 2018