Hi Nicholas,

Thanks so much for your reply.

I'm closer, but still not getting it. Right now, I have in my ~/.tmux.conf:

set-option -g set-titles on
set-option -g set-titles-string "#T [tmux #I: #W]"
set-option -g terminal-overrides "*:tsl=\e]2;,*:fsl=\a"

But it gives me:

computer_name ~ [tmux 0: bash]a

in the window title (notice the extra "a" at the end), and then it outputs:


in the area where you type commands in the terminal. The weird thing is that once I type in the terminal, the "?25l" characters there are overwritten.

Is that the right syntax for "tsl" and "fsl"? What else am I doing wrong?

Thanks again.

On Sat, Sep 29, 2012 at 9:16 PM, Nicholas Marriott <nicholas.marriott@gmail.com> wrote:
You can control what escape sequences tmux uses to set the title by
changing the tsl and fsl terminfo entries (with tmux terminal-overrides
option or a custom terminfo). By default it uses tsl=\e]0; which is
the xterm sequence to change icon name and window title, I suspect you
want to change that to tsl=\e]2;

On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 06:36:32PM -0400, Alan wrote:
>    I've been using something like "\e]1;TAB_NAME\a" in my PS1 environment
>    variable to set my terminal emulator's tab name.
>    I use something like "\e]2;WINDOW_TITLE\a" in my PS1 to set the terminal
>    emulator's titlebar name.
>    When I use tmux, I've been using:
>    set-option -g set-titles on
>    set-option -g set-titles-string "#T [tmux #I: #W]"
>    which works for the terminal emulator's titlebar name, but clobbers the
>    terminal emulator's tab name, TAB_NAME, to be the same as that of the
>    titlebar.
>    How can I preserve the tab name I previously specified?
>    Please CC me in your response.
>    Thanks so much!
>    (Note: I've previously been using screen, which doesn't clobber the tab
>    name when using the 'hardstatus' setting in .screenrc.)

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