Gary Kline wrote:
On Tue, Aug 17, 2004 at 12:41:02PM -0400, Duane Winner wrote:

Found a solution!

In ~/.bashrc, put this:

cd ()
  builtin cd "$@"
  /usr/local/bin/xtset [EMAIL PROTECTED]:`pwd`


Duane Winner wrote:


Hey, does anybody know of any useful tricks for automating xtset or xtermset?

I use xtset to set the title and icon labels to [EMAIL PROTECTED]:path so I can keep track of my xterms littered all over my desktop (pretty frequent! :)

But it sure would be nice to have them updated whenever I 'cd' to another directory or 'su' to another user or 'ssh' to another host!

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I've got a slight problem with having the host/directory/etc on the title bar. It will help clear my zsh right-prompt, of course. But how do you set the title bar *back* to the name of the xterm? (My xterms are titled "Mail", "Net", "Hacking", "Scratch", and so forth.) Is there a way of using xtset/xtermset to retrieve the -n "Name"??

Hm, not sure. I just started with xtset myself this morning when I decided I was getting sick of having 10 xterm windows all over my lawn with the name 'xterm'. I never gave descriptive labels since I'm most often ssh'd into other boxes and am more interested in where I am.

Maybe, depending on how you start each xterm (icon/shortcut), you could set a variable name (XTNAME="Mail") for each one, then run:
# xtset `echo $XTNAME`

But now, since I hammered out that little cd() function for .bashrc, I found another little problem:

If I su to another user (for instance, "su - root"), the title changes as long as the other account has my the function in .bashrc, but when I exit, the title still has the old credentials (example: [EMAIL PROTECTED]:~) until I cd somewhere again. Sigh.




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