[clug] Terminal Control Sequences

moncojhr moncojhr at gmail.com
Sun Jul 4 08:53:53 MDT 2010

Thanks for the input, so for instance with this:

echo -e '\033]2;Hello\007'

which is ESC ] 2 ; Hello BEL

Am I able to actually type this in?

So far i tried to type in the sequence

ESC ] 2 ; H e l l o Ctrl+G

But nothing happens? Where as echo -e '\033]2;Hello\007' does work, so...
maybe ctrl+g is not inputing a BEL character?


On Sun, Jul 4, 2010 at 3:53 AM, moncojhr <moncojhr at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
> I have been looking into what exactly is available/what i can do with
> control sequences within gnome-terminal.
> Now I have practically no idea about "terminals" or the control sequences
> themselves and everywhere i've looked seem to just have crazy stuff that
> either, I'm typing incorrectly or do not work within gnome-terminal.
> One of the things id like to know is if I can change the window title with
> control sequences, and if I can, can i enter that sequence in a text file
> and cat out the text file and have my window title change.
> If you could give me any tips or where I should be looking for this
> information it would be great.
> Cheers!

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