backup terminal title

Matthias Apitz guru at
Sat Feb 6 12:55:55 UTC 2010

El día Saturday, February 06, 2010 a las 01:38:11PM +0100, Dominic Fandrey escribió:

> I just started to wonder how portmaster changes the window title
> of my terminal and why it doesn't change it back when it
> terminates.
> Some digging in the portmaster code showed up an escape sequence:
> printf "\033]0;%s\007" "YOUR TEXT GOES HERE"
> Unfortunately I am entirely clueless as to how one could backup
> the old title string to restore it upon termination. It seems
> to me this ought to be a precondition to using this kind of
> feature.

Play around with xwininfo(1), like:

$ xwininfo -tree -root | fgrep xterm

which prints the titles for all your XTerm windows.



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