How do I change the title of a cmd_tool window

How do I change the title of a cmd_tool window without opening a new window?  I'm using Solaris CDE and I use the cmd_tool from open windows (because I like it better than the terminal window).  I tried the following and can't get it to work:

echo -n 'ESC]x;stringBEL' > /dev/ttyN

    where:
       ESC is ASCII ESC 0x1b
       BEL is ASCII BEl 0x07
       x is 0 for changing icon name and window title
            1 for icon name only
            2 for window tile only
      N is number of your tty

How do I get N the # of my tty
clint_coteAsked:
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ahoffmannConnect With a Mentor Commented:
so I repost my first answer

   echo -n 'ESC]lstringESC]LstringESC\' > `tty`
or
   echo -n 'ESC]lstringESC]LstringESC\' > /dev/console
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ahoffmannCommented:
 echo -n 'ESC]lstringESC]LstringESC\' > /dev/ttyN

  where l and L stands for Window- and Icon-label

Note that you must use console instead of ttyN for console cmd
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clint_coteAuthor Commented:
I'm not sure that I understand where this is being redirected to.
echo -n 'ESC]lstringESC]LstringESC\' > /dev/ttyN
How do I determine N?  Below is the transcript of what I tried.

%: tty -l
/dev/pts/3
%: echo -n 'lstringLstring\' > /dev/tty3ty3
/dev/tty3: Permission denied
%: echo -n '^]lstring^]Lstring^]\' > /dev/ttytty
stringstring%:
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ahoffmannCommented:
% ... > /dev/pts/3

or simply write is as follows

% ... > `tty -l`
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clint_coteAuthor Commented:
This does not work with a cmd_tool window. It does work with a shell_tool window, but the editing capabilities stink in a shell_tool.
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clint_coteAuthor Commented:
This does not work with a cmd_tool window. It does work with a shell_tool window, but the editing capabilities stink in a shell_tool.
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ahoffmannCommented:
oops, it's too long since using these tools:

& ... > /dev/console

must be needed for a console window (didn' realize that cmd_tool is a console window, sorry)

If this doesn't work too, please post result of:

% tty
% tty -l
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clint_coteAuthor Commented:
All I get is stringstring echoed to the prompt.
%echo -n '^[lstring^[Lstring^[\' > /dev/console
just prints it to my console window.


%tty
/dev/pts/4
%tty -l
/dev/pts/4
not on an active synchronous line
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clint_coteAuthor Commented:
Adjusted points to 150
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ahoffmannCommented:
did you miss the closing bracket  ]  after the first 2 ESC ?
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clint_coteAuthor Commented:
It works!  I missed the closing bracket.  Thanks!
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jlmsCommented:
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