Have idea for titlebar tweak -- need help with syntax

SJ Wright sjwright68@charter.net
Fri Sep 24 10:16:00 GMT 2010

I'd like my terminal title bar to show my current working directory, the 
running process (with a fall-back to the active shell when idle) and the 
word "Cygwin."

I have an old .bashrc file in which I collected code for the middle bit 
(running process), but putting the three together and making them work 
regardless of $TERM type is a challenge that's more than a little 
'beyond my ken.' Nevertheless, as I think it would look great and be 
sufficiently informative at the same time, I'd like to pursue it.

I haven't given up totally on rxvt: mintty has more than a few 
shortcomings imo, but I suspect a large part of that is that I'm not 
used to using an xterm variant outside of X or GNOME. Anyway, all of 
that is for another email.

Where it meets at odd angles with this idea, is in that I suspect if I 
start with "tweaked" xterm settings that check out in rxvt, the strictly 
X syntax will work in mintty. In a sense, by going that route, I'll be 
'ahead of the game' instead of 'trying to catch up.'

Any help in this regard would be much appreciated.

Steve W.

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