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byobu-ctrl-a - Configure Byobu's ctrl-a behavior
byobu-ctrl-a is an interactive program that allows a user to configure the behavior of the
'ctrl-a' key sequence.
Traditional GNU screen(1) uses ctrl-a as its escape character, while GNU emacs(1) uses
ctrl-a to move the cursor to the beginning of the line. This conflict has caused unending
amounts of grief among Screen, Byobu, and Emacs-mode users.
Thus, this program exists to allow each user to choose the behavior of ctrl-a in their
This manpage and the utility were written by Dustin Kirkland <email@example.com> 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 /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.
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