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Re: query current window title to stdout?

From: Christian Ebert
Subject: Re: query current window title to stdout?
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2008 23:50:46 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-07-10)

* Michael Parson on Friday, August 15, 2008 at 11:42:35 -0500
> I've got a user that wants to be able to, with a single command, rename 
> the title for the current window when he edits a file to the name of the 
> file he is editing.
> What I've come up with is a bash function:
> svim () {
>        echo -ne "\ekediting $1 \e\\"
>        /usr/local/bin/vim $1
>        echo -ne "\ekbash\e\\"
> }
> What I would like to be able to do, is query the title of the window  
> before we rename it, so we can set it back to what it was after the  
> editor quits.  something like:
> oldname=`screen -X windowname`
> So I could change that last echo to be more like
> echo -ne "\ek$oldname\e\\"
> However, it seems that just about every screen command only spit output 
> to the status bar, hardline, or a new screen, except 'screen -l'.
> Can this be done? or is the solution I've come up with going to be about 
> as good as it gets?

If it's for vim, it can be (almost) done. I have the follwoing in

if &term =~ '^screen'
  set title
  " VimTip #1126
  set t_ts=^[k
  set t_fs=^[\
  let &titleold = fnamemodify(&shell, ":t")

The "^[" is entered Ctrl-V [

Vim plugin to paste current GNU Screen buffer in (almost) any mode:

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