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bug #42445: screen 4.2.1 in xterm: hardstatus in window title disappears

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Tue 27 May 2014 09:49:16 PM UTC  
Votes:  100  
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  Works For Me
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  4.2.1
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
Work Required:  None

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Sat 05 Sep 2015 05:16:28 PM UTC, comment #3:

Works fine here, it's most likely a problem with users ~/.bashrc

Amadeusz Sławiński <amade>
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Thu 29 May 2014 04:34:49 AM UTC, comment #2:

Yes, I had $PROMPT_COMMAND set to 'history -a', but after I unset it by commenting it out of my .bashrc and doing "unset PROMPT_COMMAND", the hardstatus in the window title still disappears when using screen.

In other words, $PROMPT_COMMAND didn't affect the window title behavior.

Tue 27 May 2014 11:24:22 PM UTC, comment #1:

Do you have $PROMPT_COMMAND set in your terminal? Does it affect the title?

Tue 27 May 2014 09:49:16 PM UTC, original submission:


I'm having a problem with the hardstatus in the window title disappearing using screen version 4.2.1.

The only 2 lines in my ~/.screenrc are:

termcapinfo xterm* 'hs:ts=\E]2;:fs=\007:ds=\E]2;screen\007'
hardstatus string "%h [screen %n%?: %t%?]"

In GNU screen version 4.0.3 that I used previously, it set the hardstatus to be in the window title to something like:

computer_name ~ [screen 0: bash]

However, after upgrading GNU screen to version 4.2.1, the "[screen 0: bash]" part of the hardstatus in the window title disappears after I hit enter in the terminal. The "computer_name ~" part stays there. However, the "[screen 0: bash]" reappears when switching windows (e.g. doing a "C-a n"), or creating a new window ("C-a c").



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