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Re: OK, I'm a newbie in CYGWIN... How to do title?

On Tue, 13 Aug 2002 wrote:

> I promise, I checked the archives and docs and don't see anything on
> this...
> Can someone share how I perform the equivalent of the NT 'title'
> command on a CYGWIN window??   I've got 4-6 CYGWIN windows open - each
> tailing a certain log file.  Only problem is its not obvious which
> window is which log file!  What I need is to do something like:
> $title "Logfile1"
> tail -f logfile1.log
> Hey, while I've got your attention - one more question.  Does anyone
> know where I can download (or compile) a version of sendtcp to run
> under NT (Sorry, can't run under CYGWIN, must run under NT scripts).
> Bruce.

Check the value of PS1 in the default /etc/profile -- it sets the title.
I use the same principle in this handy function

function settitle() { echo -n "^[]2;$@^G^[]1;$@^G"; }

in my .bashrc, and use that when I need to dynamically change the title.
The ^[ is actually the ESC character (\033), and the ^G is the BEL
character (\007).

As for whatever application you need to run under NT, I fail to see why it
shouldn't use cygwin...  As long as cygwin1.dll is in the path, you can
call the app from NT scripts all you want.  You can also use something
akin to 'cygpath -u' if you want your app to recognize windows file and
path names.
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