Ubuntu – How to make byobu start with byobu -u on login/startup


How do I make byobu start with unicode support by default? If I have done byobu-enable how I can set this -u option?

Best Answer

Since you're asking about -u and not -U, I assume you're asking about Byobu's tmux backend...

In this case, you can add any additional tmux configuration options to a local tmux configuration at ~/.byobu/.tmux.conf. In there, you should add the following:

set-window-option -g utf8 on
set-option -g status-utf8 on

Full disclosure: I'm the author and maintainer of Byobu.