How To Install byobu-ctrl-a on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install byobu-ctrl-a on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update byobu-ctrl-a as well.

One-liner Install Command

If you are only interested in the installation command, here is a quick answer for you:

sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install byobu
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install byobu

But if you are interested in the details with step-by-step instructions, the following information will be helpful.

What is byobu-ctrl-a and How to Install It?

First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running CentOS 8. This guide was written specifically with a server running CentOS 8 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install byobu-ctrl-a on CentOS 8. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install byobu-ctrl-a on CentOS 8 using dnf

First, update dnf packages database with dnf by running the next command:

sudo dnf makecache --refresh

After updating database, You can install byobu-ctrl-a using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install byobu

Install byobu-ctrl-a on CentOS 8 using yum

Because byobu-ctrl-a is available in CentOS 8’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the yum packaging system.

To begin, update local packages database with yum using the following command.

sudo yum makecache --refresh

Now can install byobu-ctrl-a package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install byobu

How to upgrade (update) a single package byobu-ctrl-a using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like byobu-ctrl-a in this example you should use the following command:

yum update byobu

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade byobu

How to Upgrade byobu-ctrl-a on CentOS 8 with dnf?

When you run the dnf update, all system packages with available updates are updated. However, if you want to upgrade a single package, then you would have to pass the package name as the argument to the dnf update command.

dnf update byobu

How To remove byobu-ctrl-a from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the byobu-ctrl-a package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove byobu

Extra info and code examples

Byobu is Ubuntu's powerful text-based window manager, shell multiplexer, and integrated DevOps environment. Using Byobu, you can quickly create and move between different windows over a single SSH connection or TTY terminal, split each of those windows into multiple panes, monitor dozens of important statistics about your system, detach and reattach to sessions later while your programs continue to run in the background.

Conclusion

You now have a full guide on how to install byobu-ctrl-a using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the byobu-ctrl-a from CentOS 8.

See also:

How To Install byobu-ctrl-a on CentOS 8

How To Install byobu-ctrl-a on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install byobu-ctrl-a on Kali Linux

How To Install byobu-ctrl-a on Debian 11

How To Install byobu-ctrl-a on Fedora 34

How To Install byobu-ctrl-a on Ubuntu 21.04

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