Have idea for titlebar tweak -- need help with syntax

Csaba Raduly rcsaba@gmail.com
Fri Sep 24 14:16:00 GMT 2010

On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 11:15 AM, SJ Wright  wrote:
> 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.'

I can't quite understand what is holding you up.

I use a slightly modified version of the following (an emulation of
zsh's preexec for bash):

It works fine in mintty, xtrem and rxvt (rxvt-20050409-21).

GCS a+ e++ d- C++ ULS$ L+$ !E- W++ P+++$ L w++$ tv+ b++ DI D++ 5++
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