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Re: Automatic title-ing in screen

From: Jeremy Chadwick
Subject: Re: Automatic title-ing in screen
Date: Tue, 28 Dec 2004 20:19:36 -0800
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Taken from the manpage:

Interactively,    there    is    the    title-string
escape-sequence (<esc>kname<esc>\)  and the "title"
command (C-a A).  The former can be

Basically, put the following sequence of characters in your prompt:


For sh/bash: export PS1='\[\033kMyWindowTitle\[\033> '

...should work.  Don't know, since I haven't tested it.  :P

| Jeremy Chadwick                                 jdc at |
| Parodius Networking               |
| UNIX Systems Administrator                   Mountain View, CA, USA |
| Making life hard for others since 1977.                             |

On Tue, Dec 28, 2004 at 10:21:39PM -0500, address@hidden wrote:
> Does anyone have a working sample of the hack described in the section
> "TITLES" of the man page. The idea is apparently to get screen to
> dynamically update the window's title as one switches to a different
> application.. I've tried lots of things the last couple of days and I
> haven't gotten anywhere. In particular I'm not sure I understand the
> part about a null title-escape-sequence output as part of the shell
> prompt. Not sure if it needs to be typed literally. The bash man page
> and the Bash Prompt Howto did't help much either. Either this doesn't
> work in the version of scren I'm running or more likely I'm missing
> something.. So may be a good example might help clarify..?
> Thanks.     
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