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

My settitle() function is working.  Here's what I'm using:

function settitle() { echo -ne "\033]0;$@\007"; } wrote:

I'll have to think about that. The issue is, if any problems occur and
its discovered, guess who gets the blame. However, I'll fiddle with it
and see if it seems like a safe bet.

Also, I put function settitle() { echo -n "^[]2;$@^G^[]1;$@^G"; } into my .bashrc, but It's not working. Do I need to alter the etc/profile as well?
My profile contains:
export PS1='\[\033]0;\w\007
\033[32m\]\u@\h \[\033[33m\w\033[0m\]
$ '


-----Original Message-----
From: pechtcha []
Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2002 6:13 PM
To: cygwin
Cc: pechtcha
Subject: RE: OK, I'm a newbie in CYGWIN... How to do title?

On Wed, 14 Aug 2002 wrote:

Thanks, I'll try it tomorrow.

As to ... I fail to see why it shouldn't use cygwin...

I didn't mean to say the application COULDN'T run under cygwin. Its
logistics and politics. I don't have rights on that NT server to
install any new software - including cygwin. Cygwin is on my own
desktop, but the servers I can't touch.

Wait, I thought you said that you were going to compile the
If so, you'll need to install it on the servers anyway. Just make sure
you copy cygwin1.dll along with it...

-----Original Message-----
From: Igor Pechtchanski
Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2002 6:14 PM
To: Bruce.A.Petro
Cc: pechtcha; cygwin
Subject: 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

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 -


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).


Check the value of PS1 in the default /etc/profile -- it sets the


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


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


shouldn't use cygwin... As long as cygwin1.dll is in the path, you


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


path names.

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