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Re: How to change an xterm title on the fly

by stefan k (Curate)
on Oct 22, 2001 at 18:39 UTC ( #120539=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to How to change an xterm title on the fly

Of course one could push it further and make the xterm title display the current path. Actually this is no perl code but I really don't see the need for perl here.

# The Prompt unset PROMPT_COMMAND case $TERM in xterm*) TITLEBAR='\[\033]0;\h:\w\007\]' ;; *) TITLEBAR='' ;; esac PS1="${TITLEBAR}\u@\[\033[1;34m\]\h\[\033[0m\]:\W> " export PS1 PS2
(to put into your ~/.bashrc - yeah, we're really OT here ;-)

Regards... Stefan
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Re: Re: How to change an xterm title on the fly
by suaveant (Parson) on Oct 22, 2001 at 18:45 UTC
    Well... my real purpose was to show the basics of how to change it for perl (since this is PerlMonks :) I leave it up to the user to decide what they want to do with it. I was using it to put the current song from my mp3 jukebox script in the title...

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