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Re: Persistence of a window's title?

From: Neal Fultz
Subject: Re: Persistence of a window's title?
Date: Mon, 18 May 2020 14:37:56 -0700

I would recommend checking your $PROMPT_COMMAND - some shell configurations reset the Xterm title, and screen can pick that up as a window title or pass it through depending on your environment.

See also and for example

On Mon, May 18, 2020 at 2:33 PM Steve Ross <address@hidden> wrote:

Is a screen-window's title supposed to persist?

I have created two windows in one "screen" session.  I have titled them both by typing "CONTROL-a" followed by a colon followed by the word "title" followed by my title, one for each window.

I have the titles permanently displayed at the bottom of the window by two lines in my "~/.screenrc" file:

    hardstatus alwayslastline
    hardstatus string "%w"

I don't know if it makes any difference, but I also have

    altscreen on

The problem is that the screen-window titles do not persist.  After I enter a command like "ls", the title changes to something like


where the directory name is the first first three characters of the name of the current directory in my home directory.

Is the lack of persistence working as designed, a bug, or am I missing something?

My version/release of "screen" on Fedora is 4.6.2-8.fc30.

Thanks for any help,

-- Steve Ross

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