Gnome-terminal tabs descriptions

Raseel Bhagat raseelbhagat at
Thu Apr 3 05:56:54 UTC 2008


On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 2:50 AM, Evan <evangerard at> wrote:

> I currently use gnome-terminal to ssh to Cisco and Juniper devices.
> When I'm telnetted into various devices I cannot tell which devices
> I'm in through the tabs.  Is there a way that the gnome-terminal title
> window can dynamically show devices that it is telnetted to?

If you do not have too many tabs open, you can manually go to "Terminal ->
Set Title" and set the required title.
Otherwise, you can modify the Prompt String (PS1) which usually set as the
what you can set the PS1 to.

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