Topics: AIX, Red Hat / Linux, System Admin

Change the PuTTY title

When you have a lot of Putty screens, or if you frequently login to a host through a jump server, it's very easy to set the title of the Putty window, for exmaple to the hostname of the server you're currently logged into. This way, you'll easily recognize each telnet screen, and avoid entering -possibly destructive- commands in the wrong window:

echo "\033]0;`hostname`\007"
For example, you can add this line to /etc/profile, and have the hostname of the PuTTY title set automatically.

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