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Screen : 10 Window Settings

Aug 07, 2009, 09:33 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to dipinkrishna for this link. ]

"10.1.2 Dynamic Titles
screen has a shell-specific heuristic that is enabled by setting the window's name to search|name and arranging to have a null title escape-sequence output as a part of your prompt. The search portion specifies an end-of-prompt search string, while the name portion specifies the default shell name for the window. If the name ends in a `:' screen will add what it believes to be the current command running in the window to the end of the specified name (e.g. name:cmd). Otherwise the current command name supersedes the shell name while it is running.

"Here's how it works: you must modify your shell prompt to output a null title-escape-sequence (ESC k ESC ) as a part of your prompt. The last part of your prompt must be the same as the string you specified for the search portion of the title."

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