Summary: Displaying the hostname in XTERM titles (FOR ALL USERS)

From: Eric B. Sobalvarro (
Date: Thu Jan 21 1999 - 11:59:34 CST

The most succinct, useful and least condescending answer to
this question comes from: David Evans of Oracle Australasia
(keep my stock going up man!):


there are two common methods:
1. Make an alias that is sourced at login along the
lines of:
        alias xterm="/usr/openwin/bin/xterm -title $1"
2. Edit the Xresource file and add/change Xterm*title
        what you want. This is not so obvious but is alluded
to in
        the X11 and xterm man pages.
David Evans
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