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Shannon Petry
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xterm

Just wondering if anyone knows of a way to change the title of an xterm on the fly. I know how to launch with -title(-T) and icon name -n, but would like to be able to modify this on the fly.
Thanks!
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Brian M. Fisher
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Re: xterm

Use the following syntax:
/bin/echo "033];New Title007"

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Brian M. Fisher
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Re: xterm

Sorry for the first posting, I forgot about the backslash problem.

/bin/echo "\033];New Title\007"

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Andreas Voss
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Re: xterm

Hi,

To change the title for an Xterm window use either of these commands:

echo "\033]0;mytitle\007"
or:
echo "\033];mytitle^G"

This where mytitle is the the actual title you want to appear on the title
bar.

Cheers

Andrew
John Palmer
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Re: xterm

There was a forum thread about this about a week ago.

Select Search, Choose 'Search the Forums' and do a boolean search for 'xterm and title'

You can't miss it!

Regards,

John