xtitle(1) set window title and icon name for an X11 terminal window


xtitle [ -tiq ] [ -- ] string ... | [ -V ] [ -h ]


Xtitle will set the window title and/or the icon name of the terminal window in which it is run to be its command line arguments. It does this by outputting the appropriate xterm(1) control sequence characters. Unless suppressed, xtitle will also report the settings it has made.


Interprets all following arguments as strings instead of options.

-h, --help
Prints a helpful usage message.

-i, --icon
Only set the icon name. Default sets both.

-t, --title
Only set the window title. Default sets both.

-v, --verbose
Display informational messages.

-V, --version
Only prints the program version.


Xtitle is known to work with xterm(1) and dtterm(1). The effect of the control sequences in other terminals is not known, though I wouldn't expect any problems.




Steve Kinzler, [email protected], Nov 1993/Nov 1998/Mar 2000/Dec 2009