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Re: changing bash window title
- From: Randall R Schulz <rschulz at sonic dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 08:17:09 -0700
- Subject: Re: changing bash window title
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At 07:54 2003-06-17, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
On Tue, 17 Jun 2003, Sanjay Goel wrote:
> the bash window has title Cygwin by default .. whenever I do a telnet or
> lynx .. it changes the title .. how do I restore it again or change it to
> something custom ..
The default .bashrc has a commented out function "settitle()". Just
uncomment that line, restart bash, and you'll be able to run "settitle
Your Title" (no quotes necessary). The function works for the console
window, xterm, and rxvt.
If your .bashrc doesn't have that function, look in /etc/skel/.bashrc, or
search this list for "settitle". Note the control characters.
Where do the contents of /etc/skel originate? I install everything
available via Setup.exe, and my /etc/skel contains only ".bash_profile"
which contains only this:
# ~/.bash_profile: executed by bash for login shells.
if [ -e /etc/bash.bashrc ] ; then
if [ -e ~/.bashrc ] ; then
/etc/bash.bashrc contains only a comment and two blank lines.
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