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Old 02-08-2001
Does anyone now how to customize an xterm window in solaris to dynamically 'pwd' in the banner. I know how to launch with xterm -n 'cwd' but it does not change when I change dir's.
# 2  
Old 02-10-2001
You could force the xterm to start in a particular directory by doing something like:


cd /etc; xterm;


cd /usr/local/adm; xterm;
However, it does seem OK that you could do this:

xterm -e program [ arguments ... ]

This option specifies the program (and its command line arguments) to be run in the xterm window. It also sets the window title and icon name to be the basename of the program being executed if neither -T nor -n are given on the command line. This must be the last option on the command line.
Note: The -n switch sets the icon name but does not execute a shell command:

-n string

This option specifies the icon name for xterm's windows. It is shorthand for specifying ``*iconName'' resource. Note that this is not the same as the toolkit option -name (see below). The default icon name is the application name.
[Edited by Neo on 02-10-2001 at 04:06 PM]
# 3  
Old 02-11-2001

I think the original poster wanted their xterm title bar to dynamically change according to the current working directory. This is possible using escape sequences, and has nothing to do with command line arguments. See <A HREF="">here</A> for a HOWTO on this subject.
# 4  
Old 02-11-2001

Thanks Neo and PxT for your replies, it's greatly appreciated. I'll post what worked for me once I have it figured out.
Thanks again for your time.
# 5  
Old 02-13-2001

This is what worked for me.

In my .cshrc file I added the following lines.
set system=`uname -n` # name of this system.
set myname=`/usr/ucb/whoami` # user name
set ip_addr=`ypmatch $system hosts` # IP address
set prompt="[$myname@($ip_addr)]$cwd-> " #command prompt.
alias cd 'cd \!* ; set prompt="[`whoami`@($ip_addr)]$cwd-> "; echo -n "2;`dirs`1;`dirs`"'

With a result of my command line looking like:
[username@(ip address nodename ]/home/username->

And the title of the xterm window dynamically changing to the dir I cd too.
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