[nSLUG] Screen's caption

Daniel Morrison draker at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 01:17:55 ADT 2009

2009/9/22 Mike.lifeguard <mike.lifeguard at gmail.com>:
> Also learned to set $PS1="\[\e]0;\u@\H: \w\a\]\u@\h:\w$ " to remove more
> cruft.

What does this part do?

 \[\e]0;\u@\H: \w\a\]

I tried it, and it looked identical to my usual prompt (which is the
"\u@\h:\w$ " part).

> I'm sure the sysadmins think they're oh-so-clever, making things "fancy"
> (read: annoying as all getout)

It's the "we have to compete with windows and make things look glitzy
& hang the usability" syndrome...


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