XFCE oddity ....

William A. Mahaffey III wam at hiwaay.net
Wed Aug 20 19:14:25 UTC 2014

Interesting .... It does indeed work on the title bar & panel marker, 
although I can't find most of it in the man page, especially the various 
control sequences ....

On 08/20/14 10:48, doug wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Aug 2014, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
>> .... 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 ....
> I have been using this since 3.5:
>   set prompt="%B%{\e]2\;%n@%m %l %~%#^g\e]1\;%n@%m^g\r%}%m\:%~%#%b "
> still works. I use a custom /etc/csh.cshrc file so it is window 
> manager independent. I took a shot at translating this using the man 
> page a couple of years ago.
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