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Re: set Cygwin terminal title

On Tue, Apr 08, 2014 at 03:55:02PM +0100, Adam Dinwoodie wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 08, 2014 at 03:24:29PM +0100, xmoon 2000 wrote:
> > Ho can I set Cygwin termnal title?
> >
> > I have tried echoing every escape sequence I have found on web.
> >
> > None seem to work.
> It's reasonably likely your `$PS1` includes a line to set the terminal
> title; I think the default Cygwin Bash profile files do that.  If that's
> the case, an escape sequence command to set the terminal title will
> work, but will then be immediately reset by the Bash prompt being
> displayed.
> To check, run `echo "$PS1"` and see if that includes a bunch of escape
> sequences.  If it does, to change that behaviour you'll need to work out
> which file is setting `$PS1` and fix it.  It'll probably be one of
> `~/.bashrc`, `~/.profile` or `~/.bash_profile`.
> If that doesn't get you anywhere, read through the below, including the
> link on how to ask smart questions.  You've really not given us much to
> go on to help you.
I have this in my .bashrc

PROMPT_COMMAND='echo -ne "\033]0;${USER}@${HOSTNAME}:${PWD/#$HOME/~}\007"'

A bit extravegant to issue after every command I suppose, but it works,

Cheers ... Duncan.

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