backup terminal title

Dominic Fandrey kamikaze at
Sat Feb 6 16:40:13 UTC 2010

Dominic Fandrey wrote:
> Matthew Seaman wrote:
>> On 06/02/2010 13:55, Dominic Fandrey wrote:
>>> Nice, but I need something that works with base system
>>> components. Like an escape sequence that causes the terminal
>>> to reset its title.
>> Something like this for tcsh:
>> set prompt = '%{\033]0;%n@%m:%/\007%}%B%m%b:%c03:%# '
>> Sets the window title to 'user at hostname:/current/directory'.  Porting
>> this escape sequence to other shells left as an exercise for the student.
> Also this doesn't really relate to the question, does it?

I realize my wording should be clearer.

I wish to use  the "\033]0;%s\007" sequence in a shell-script to set
the title of a terminal. But only if I am able to undo it.

My requirement is that this must be done without using anything
outside the base system.

A: Because it fouls the order in which people normally read text.
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