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Re: set Cygwin terminal title

On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 4:55 PM, 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.

xmoon, if you are experimenting with setting the terminal title and
indeed PS1 is resetting it, try putting a sleep command after the
title-setting echo:

echo -ne "\033]2;I am ${USER}@${HOSTNAME} at ${PWD}\007"; sleep 3

Now you can admire the new title for three seconds.

Csaba, whose echo $PS1 says
\[\e]0;\u@\h: \w\a\]${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\[\033[00;32m\]\u@\h\[\033[00m\]:\[\033[01;34m\]\w\[\033[00m\]\n\$
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