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bug #56674: Make it possible for screen to ignore terminal commands to change window titles

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Fri 26 Jul 2019 03:18:41 AM UTC
Category:  Feature Request Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  * 5 - Normal Status:  Works For Me
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  None
Fixed Release:  4.5.0 Planned Release:  None
Work Required:  None
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Fri 26 Jul 2019 06:04:39 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Since v.4.5.0 there is
defdynamictitle [on|off]
for global setting and
dynamictitle  [on|off]
for per window settings.

Amadeusz Sławiński <amade>
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Fri 26 Jul 2019 03:18:41 AM UTC, original submission:  

See https://unix.stackexchange.com/q/532203/135943 for a more complete problem statement.

I believe this use case was simply overlooked, because the following conditions all have to apply before you will feel the pain of this missing feature (and then you will indeed feel the pain):

1. Working in a large infrastructure with many servers (i.e. thousands),
2. Where you want a consistent name for some window regardless of what server you log into in that window,
3. And where it is impractical or impossible (organizationally) to modify the rc files on all servers you might log into.

What I am requesting is a simple option in screen, ideally configurable either per-window or globally for a screen session, to "set window title sticky" or some such, so it would ignore escape sequences from the shell, and would only change the window title if explicitly changed with the "title" command (C-a A by default).



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        Fixed ReleaseNone 4.5.0

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