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Re: problems with mutt and xterm-title (new user)

From: Micah Cowan
Subject: Re: problems with mutt and xterm-title (new user)
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 09:42:56 -0700
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address@hidden wrote:
> I've been playing around with screen for the last two days and like it so far.
> But there is one thing that bothers me: When I start mutt from my
> shell (bash, with gnome-terminal), the terminal title changes to mutt:
> = INBOX.
> That's actually very good. What's not so good is the fact that this
> title remains the terminal-title even after I've quit mutt.

This doesn't sound like a screen issue to me. Sounds like your mutt
config would be doing the same to the xterm title if you were running
under xterm.

Mutt, or some configuration in mutt, is setting the title. If anything
had the responsibility to set it back to the way it was, it would
probably be mutt on exit, but that involves a bit of work. Maybe this
hack was intended to work with common shell prompt setups that change
the terminal title to the current directory, etc. You could go with one
of those, or you could invoke mutt in a wrapper that resets the title to
whatever you want it to be.

  printf '\033]0;%s\a' 'Whatever you want'

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