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Old 08-13-2007, 04:40 AM   #1
hroit
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Can you dynamically set the title of new tabs in gnome terminal?


It's really handy to have tabs in gnome terminal, and I often use several. Often, however, I lose track of who's who.

Unlike, say, a browser, gnome-terminal keeps the same default title on all tabs. Yet, under the Title and Command tab (edit - current profile), it says:
Quote:
The command running inside a terminal may dynamically set a new title
an option which I enable.

According to
Code:
man gnome-terminal
it is possible to use
Code:
gnome-terminal -t <my_title>
to get a new window with the desired title.

This indeed works fine.

Now, I'd like to be able to set the title of a new tab.
While a new tab can be opened either from the menus or from the keyboard, commands seem to only open new windows. So, I can not use the -t flag to set the title of a new tab...

Is there a way of doing this which escapes me?

Thanks.

jackn
 
Old 08-13-2007, 05:24 AM   #2
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