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Old 05-06-2009
Display running 'app' in terminal titlebar?

Hi.

I was, not too long ago, an OS X home user. One of the things I remember from using the Apple-installed Terminal is: whenever an executable that took more than a split second to do its thing was running, its name would appear in the title bar in a way similar to "Terminal: ssh" or "Terminal: vim" (oc without the quotes).

Is there a way to do the same, for instance in rxvt in Cygwin? If so, how would one have to edit .Xdefaults (or whichever other configuration file) to do so?

BZT
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away(1) 							   User Manuals 							   away(1)

NAME
away - terminal locking program SYNOPSIS
away [OPTIONS] message [...] DESCRIPTION
away is a simple program that locks your terminal, checks for new mail in any given number of mailboxes, and lets other users know why you are inactive. OPTIONS
-c, --mail Enable checking of mail. -C, --nomail Disable checking of mail. -f, --rcfile=FILE Specify an alternative configuration file instead of the default ~/.awayrc file. -F, --norcfile Ignore user configuration file. -h, --help Display help. -m, --message Execute as the remainder of the command line, effectively stripping off the executable name and additional switches. -p, --persist Continue checking for new mail as long as there is at least one mailbox that has not received new mail. -P, --nopersist Stop checking mail if any mailbox is found to have new mail. -t, --time=SECONDS Set the number of second that away sleeps before performing its background tasks. Presently, the only background task that away will perform is the checking of mailboxes. -T, --notime Ignore any options to set the time interval and use the default number of seconds. -v, --version Display version information. FILES
~/.awayrc Per user configuration file. See awayrc(5) for further details. /etc/pam.d/away The Linux-PAM configuration file. BUGS
Bug reports should be sent to the away mailing list <away@unbeatenpath.net>. SEE ALSO
awayrc(5) AUTHORS
Cameron Moore <cameron@unbeatenpath.net>, and others. Linux November 2000 away(1)

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