Display screen window number in prompt

[[ "$WINDOW" ]] && PS1="\u@\h:\w[$WINDOW]\$ "
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]$
Sample Output
ion@atomos:~[2]$

4
2009-07-23 06:46:19

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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
bwoodacre · 461 weeks ago

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