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Changing the terminal title to the last shell command

Terminal - Changing the terminal title to the last shell command
if [ "$SHELL" = '/bin/zsh' ]; then case $TERM in rxvt|*term|linux) preexec () { print -Pn "\e]0;$1\a" };; esac; fi
2009-10-05 15:21:42
User: Patola
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Changing the terminal title to the last shell command

Found the same command for zsh in http://www.davidpashley.com/articles/xterm-titles-with-bash.html - changed it a bit so that the behaviour is the same

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trap 'echo -e "\e]0;$BASH_COMMAND\007"' DEBUG
2009-09-29 21:09:21
User: Vereb
Functions: trap
Tags: trap
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You can set the previous bash command as the terminal title by this command.

Explanation:

-trap assigns a command to execute at a given bash signal.

-in the $BASH_COMMAND you find the last command

-you can set the terminal title with the escape sequence: \e]0;this is the title\007

-to let the echo care about the backslashes give the -e to it

Since trap is a built in bash command you find more informatin in 'man bash'for more

Source: http://www.davidpashley.com/articles/xterm-titles-with-bash.html

[[ "x$TERM" == "xrxvt" || "x$XTERM_VERSION" == xXTerm* || "x$COLORTERM" == 'gnome-terminal' && "x$SHELL" == */bin/zsh ]] && preexec () { print -Pn "\e]0;$1\a" }
2009-10-05 15:39:45
User: Patola
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Found another way, more compatible. Tested with xterm, aterm, gnome-terminal and rxvt (where it sets the window title) and guake (where it doesn't - after all, guake does not show the window title).

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