Dynamic title on the xterm

Posted on 2004-09-24
Last Modified: 2013-11-17

I would like to get the dynamic title on my xterm, depending on the directory I'm presently in.
Say if I'm in /home/indkish/specification, I need my xterm title(even when minimised) to show "Xterm indkish /home/indkish/specification" on it.

A prompt suggestion would be appreciated :)

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ESC]0;stringBEL -- Set icon name and window title to string
ESC]1;stringBEL -- Set icon name to string
ESC]2;stringBEL -- Set window title to string
This example produces a title of username@hostname: directory and a prompt of ksh$ .

case $TERM in
        PS1='^[]0;${USER}@${HOST}: ${PWD}^Gksh$ '
        PS1='ksh$ '


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