Setting window title via escape sequences

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Chris Sutcliffe

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Jun 25, 2009, 11:38:54 PM6/25/09
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.... is it possible?

I've tried:

echo -ne "\e]2;%n@%m: %~\a"

which according to http://www.faqs.org/docs/Linux-mini/Xterm-Title.html, should:

- ESC]2;stringBEL -- Set window title to string

and:

%n expands to $USERNAME
%m expands to hostname up to first '.'
%~ expands to directory, replacing $HOME with '~'

Am I doing something wrong, or perhaps this isn't implemented?

Chris

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Chris Sutcliffe

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Jun 25, 2009, 11:41:59 PM6/25/09
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> I've tried:
>
> echo -ne "\e]2;%n@%m: %~\a"

This is for zsh, the bash equivalent is:

echo -ne "\e]2;${USER}@${HOSTNAME}: ${PWD}\a"

Chris Sutcliffe

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Jun 25, 2009, 11:43:41 PM6/25/09
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Bah... never mind, my PS1 prompt was resetting the title....

sorry for the noise.

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