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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?

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ul(1)							      General Commands Manual							     ul(1)

NAME
ul - Translates underlining for display on a terminal SYNOPSIS
ul [-i] [-t terminal] [file...] The ul command displays the named files (or standard input if none are given) with underlining shown as it would be on the printed page. OPTIONS
Causes the ul command to indicate underlining by a separate line containing appropriate - (dashes). This is useful when you want to look at the underlining in formatted text output on a cathode ray tube (CRT) terminal. Overrides the terminal kind specified in the environ- ment. The terminfo database is read to determine the appropriate sequences for underlining. If the terminal is incapable of underlining but is capable of a standout mode, then that mode is used instead. If the terminal can overstrike, or handles underlining automatically, ul acts like the cat command, simply displaying data to the screen. If the terminal cannot underline, underlining is ignored. DESCRIPTION
The ul command translates underscores to the sequence that indicates display underlining for the terminal in use, as specified by the TERM environment variable. FILES
Terminal information database. SEE ALSO
Commands: col(1), colcrt(1), man(1), more(1) Files: terminfo(4) ul(1)

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