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byobu-prompt - Man Page

add and remove a nice color prompt with a previous command timer to your shell configuration






Byobu provides a special PS0 and PS1 prompt command, compatible with Bash shells.  It will display the previous command's total runtime and exit code, if it's not zero.  It will use 3 separate colors for the local username, hostname, and the current working directory.

byobu-enable-prompt will add one line to your ~/.bashrc.

You can safely remove the line from your ~/.bashrc, which ends in #byobu-prompt.

byobu-disable-prompt will remove its color configuration from ~/.bashrc.

byobu-prompt is an interactive wrapper of the previous two tools.


This is currently only compatible with bash(1).

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This manpage and the utility were written by Dustin Kirkland <kirkland@byobu.org> for Ubuntu systems (but may be used by others).  Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document 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 /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL on Debian/Ubuntu systems, or in /usr/share/doc/fedora-release-*/GPL on Fedora systems, or on the web at http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.txt.

Referenced By

The man pages byobu-disable-prompt(1) and byobu-enable-prompt(1) are aliases of byobu-prompt(1).

16 January 2024 byobu