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I have a debian server and want to use the nice screen extension "screen-profiles". I think this comes from Ubuntu.

Is there a way to get it on debian and how?

Thank you

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

Generally, Ubuntu and Debian packages are compatible. So just try installing the .deb from Ubuntu on Debian.

If it complains about dependencies, try to install these from a Debian repo, just to be safe.

You can download the package from .

Then just install it as

dpkg -i screen-profiles.deb


You could also just use the Debian package :-)

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Just a heads up. The screen-profiles package is now called 'byobu':

Here is the blog post from Dustin about the name change and some of the newly introduced features:

Byobu really does make using screen a pleasure :-)

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