Subject: stupid screen question
To: None <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/10/2005 17:54:05
Not NetBSD-related (although I use screen on NetBSD, of course :),
I'd like to be able to set the windows's title in screen from a command
output (a shell alias). From the manual page, this should work with:
<esc>kname<esc>, so I tried:
printf "\033kmytitle\033"
but this doesn't work: in hangs the screen window, and the title isn't
modified when I type =01".
Has anyone tried to do this already ?

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference