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Old 12-14-2002, 08:48 PM   #1
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change window title in terminal

how do you change the title for all the terminal windows. i take alot of screenshots and it would be much more simple to have it not display my system name than to always open in gimp and blur it out.
Old 12-14-2002, 09:07 PM   #2
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I hope that I undestand your question correctly. You didn't
really say what kind of terminal window you had in mind.
For an xterm, you can do that with a command line option,
and I presume that there's an analogoous feature for, say, a
Kterm or for a Gnome terminal window.

Here's a section from the xterm man page.

-title string
This option specifies the window title string,
which may be displayed by window managers if the
user so chooses. The default title is the command
line specified after the -e option, if any, other-
wise the application name.
Old 12-14-2002, 09:35 PM   #3
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ya, i think that you are understanding me correctly. and all terminals display the same window title on my machine. but i tried xterm -title sandman and the same window title appears. i will read the man more but that was what i read from the man and couldn't get it to do what i wanted. thanks for the fast reply.
Old 12-15-2002, 04:50 AM   #4
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Heres how i start my aterm:
aterm -tr -trsb -ls -rv -fn nexus -fb nexus -title "Slackware Terminal" -sl 10000
The -title bit is relevant to your problem. If you want the title to be more than one word, you have to include it in " ". Also try specifying both -title and -name. I think that's what i had to do in Eterms.
Old 12-15-2002, 04:55 AM   #5
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thanks, worked for aterm. couldn't get it to work for Eterm or konsole.
this is what i needed.thanks for your help


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