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Old 10-15-2007, 02:32 PM   #1
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Making rxvt-unicode change window title when using ssh

When I start rxvt-unicode (or urxvt) it has "user@local: ~" as the windows title. If I enter another directory, it changes to "user@local: ~/anotherdir". However, if I ssh to another machine from my home directory, it still says "user@local: ~" instead of "another_user@remote: ~". I'd prefer the latter since it would ease identifying the terminal windows. Is there anything I should try?

I'm using Kubuntu Feisty with rxvt-unicode 8.1.
Old 10-15-2007, 03:07 PM   #2
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Okay, consider this resolved. I was instructed in IRC to add the next line to ~/.bashrc on the remote machine:

PROMPT_COMMAND='echo -ne "\033]0;${USER}@${HOSTNAME}: ${PWD}\007"'
Works very well.


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