Change the window title of your xterm

echo "^[]0;My_Title_Goes _Here^G"
If you are using an xterm emulation capable terminal emulator, such as PuTTY or xterm on Linux desktop, this command will replace the title of that terminal window. I know it is not nice to have seventeen terminals on your desktop with title PuTTY, you can not tell which one is connected to which server and doing what. Even though the string between the quotes is typed as literals, it needs a little more finesse to make it work. Here is how it is done key-by-key: echo "( ctrl-v then ctrl-[ )0;Enter_Title_String_Here( ctrl-v then ctrl-g )"( enter ) ctrl-v : means hold down ctrl key and hit v at the same time like you are pasting in windoze ; also please don't type the parentheses, i.e., ( and )

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By: TheNomad
2009-02-17 20:46:06

What Others Think

I followed directions and it didn't work for me.
skinp · 504 weeks and 6 days ago
I followed directions and it didn't work for me.
skinp · 504 weeks and 6 days ago
Sorry for repost, was loading during long... I got it working, you just forgot to add the "]" in your key by key command. Great tip
skinp · 504 weeks and 6 days ago

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