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Re: Re: Re: Persistence of a window's title?

From: Steve Ross
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Persistence of a window's title?
Date: Tue, 19 May 2020 17:08:59 -0500
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I just realized that, although one approach is to unset the PROMPT_COMMAND variable, another approach is to use the "screen" command of "defdynamictitle off" in my "~/.screenrc" file.  With this setting, the content of the PROMPT_COMMAND variable does not have an effect when opening new screen-window.

For a previously opened screen-window, the related "screen" command of "dynamictitle off" lets you to turn off dynamic changes to the title of the screen-window.

-- Steve Ross

On 5/19/2020 4:06 PM, Steve Ross wrote:


Thanks, thanks, thanks!

You wrote:

I googled your prompt command, it is probably your system default.

My "/etc/bashrc" looks to be exactly the same one as in the book that you referenced.  That explains the particular content of PROMPT_COMMAND.

You wrote: is the culprit and recommends "unset PROMPT_COMMAND" ...

I stumbled upon unsetting PROMPT_COMMAND when I looked at another system where the window titles persist... and I noticed that that system does not have PROMPT_COMMAND set.  I confirmed that unsetting that shell variable on my current system does the trick.

(I've referred to the manual page for "screen" many times, but somehow I missed the section that explains the "title-string escape-sequence" and the "title-escape-sequence".)

Thanks again,

-- Steve Ross

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