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Re: changing bash window title
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Randall R Schulz <rschulz at sonic dot net>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 12:33:40 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: changing bash window title
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Tue, 17 Jun 2003, Randall R Schulz wrote:
> At 07:54 2003-06-17, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> >On Tue, 17 Jun 2003, Sanjay Goel wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > 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 ..
> > > TIA
> > > Sanjay
> >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.
> > Igor
> 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
> source /etc/bash.bashrc
> if [ -e ~/.bashrc ] ; then
> source ~/.bashrc
> /etc/bash.bashrc contains only a comment and two blank lines.
> Randall Schulz
The /etc/skel files are contained in the base-files package.
I recall a discussion back in May (a search produced
<http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2003-05/msg00212.html> and its follow-ups) to
add sample .bashrc and .inputrc to the base-files package, but I didn't
realize that John hasn't done that yet. Sorry for the misinformation.
In the meantime, an archives search for "settitle" does yield quite a few
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