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How can you rename windows in Ubuntu?

I have a few terminals open. All of them have the name "Untitled window". I would like to rename them similarly as you can in Screen by C-A A.

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The process is a little complex to explain here since it is different for every shell you use. Rather I'll give you two links:

There are a few other things to take into consideration. For a one time change common to all terminal sessions, you may want instead to simply alter Bash (if you use bash and under gnome) icon and add --title=title under Gnome.

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For terminal windows I set

PROMPT_COMMAND='echo -ne "\033]0;xterm${XUSER} $$ ${USER}@${HOSTNAME}:${PWD}\007"'

in .bashrc (if $TERM is xterm or rxvt) to get pid, pwd et all in the window title. Further set XUSER=/someTask to put task related info into the terminal window title.

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