window name gets cleared by byobu-status

Bug #1215210 reported by er0k on 2013-08-22
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Bug Description

$ byobu -v
byobu version 5.56
tmux 1.8

This should rename the first window in the session "test":

$ byobu new -d -s sess \; renamew -t sess:0 test \; attach -t sess

but instead the window name is blank when the session is attached.

I've tracked it down to line 69 in byobu-status, which clears the window name:

tmux rename-window ""

I'm not sure what the reason is for clearing the window name, but it is preventing my startup scripts from working as expected.

Dustin Kirkland  (kirkland) wrote :

So the idea behind starting with empty window names is so that you can fit as many windows as possible horizontally across the tmux status line. Nulling those out enables you to fit many more windows.

You can always rename a window using the F8 keybinding, or tmux's ctrl-a-,

That said, I'll try to find a solution to your problem, where you're trying to rename the window yourself...

Changed in byobu:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → In Progress
Changed in byobu:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in byobu:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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