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Display screen window number in prompt

Terminal - Display screen window number in prompt
[[ "$WINDOW" ]] && PS1="\u@\h:\w[$WINDOW]\$ "
2009-07-23 06:46:19
User: recursiverse
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Display screen window number in prompt

Add this to your $HOME/.bashrc file. It will only set this prompt if it is running inside screen ($WINDOW var is set)

Looks like this...

ion@atomos:~[2]$

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You may also enable screen's caption line, which shows up when you are inside screen and tells you what window you are in. Way 1:

echo "caption always" > ~/.screenrc

or inside a running screen, Way 2:

^A : caption always

Additionally the caption includes a window name which you may set with ^A A name. Other enhancements are possible: as seen here: http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2009/04/ubuntu-brings-advanced-screen-features-to-the-masses.ars

Comment by bwoodacre 309 weeks and 6 days ago

even more info: http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/560

Comment by bwoodacre 309 weeks and 6 days ago

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