Setting urxvt title

Tom H tomh0665 at
Sun Feb 15 13:36:29 UTC 2015

On Fri, Feb 6, 2015 at 8:15 AM, Petter Adsen <petter at> wrote:
> I'm trying to launch urxvt with a set title. From the manpage, this is
> done with "-title" or "-T", but when I do this, I still get a window
> with the title set to whatever $PS1 is. I've modified ~/.bashrc to set
> $PS1 to "\u@\h:\w\$ " but that doesn't help either. Neither did
> launching it with "+ls" to prevent it from starting as a login shell
> help.
> Where should I go next? Is there some other place that overwrites
> whatever I set the title to on the command line?
> I need to set the title to something specific, so I can have
> Enlightenment place the window in a specified position on a certain
> screen and desktop.

Set PROMPT_COMMAND to "" or PS1 to "\e]2;\a\u@\h:\w\$ " in .bashrc and
you'll have title-less xterm windows. I don't use urxvt but it should
work too.

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