Re: Denoting Remote Machines (Re: Custom Icons for GNOME Terminal Profiles)
- From: Davyd Madeley <davyd madeley id au>
- To: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Denoting Remote Machines (Re: Custom Icons for GNOME Terminal Profiles)
- Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2005 00:40:32 +0800
On Sun, 2005-11-20 at 15:54 +0000, Alan Horkan wrote:
> > You can set the title of an xterm or gnome-terminal by sending the magic
> > escape sequence, many distributions have this in their bashrc files and
> > what have you.
> You can set the window title to a fixed value (as far as I can tell it is
> As I'm sure you know one can set the command prompt to show
> username host /path/directory/ ~
> and presumably one can configure the command prompt to show all kinds of
> other variables and other useful information which is kept up to date even
> if you change directories or log into other (similarly configured) hosts.
> (On the network I am using this is already provided and I do always know
> what host I'm currently logged in to.)
You can. I want to do this for all applications. Not just GNOME
terminal. So if an application is running on a machine that isn't your
local Xserver (or the machine metacity is running on perhaps) it will
tell you the hostname of the Xclient.
eg, if I ran the command.
ssh charlie17 "DISPLAY=tc35:0 mgiva"
A window would appear on my workstation which was titled "MGiva (on
charlie17)", or something to that effect.
Does this clear it up?
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