XFCE oddity ....

William A. Mahaffey III wam at hiwaay.net
Wed Aug 20 14:17:58 UTC 2014

.... I am running XFCE under FBSD 9.3, w/ xfwm4 window manager, all 
box-stock XFCE. I use rxvt terminals running tcsh for CLI work, usually 
have *many* open at one time. I have the following tcsh alias set:

cwdcmd  'echo -n "\033]2;${HOST}:\057$cwd\007\033]1;$cwd:t\007"'

Under my old desktop (FC14, Gnome desktop, rxvt terminals, tcsh), this 
would set the title bar of the window to '<hostname>:current directory', 
and the panel marker similarly, worked AOK. It is only partially working 
under FBSD/XFCE, however. Whenever I cd from one dir to another, nothing 
happens. Indeed, most of my terminals just say 'rxvt' in their title bar 
& panel marker. However, if I SSH to another machine, or to my ISP (They 
give you shell account on their server :-) ), the title bar & panel 
marker are correctly updated. What gives here ? The fact that it works 
sometimes indicates that my setting for the alias is OK, but XFCE or 
FVWM4 isn't responding correctly .... Bug ? TIA ....


	William A. Mahaffey III


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