DOS Windows Titles

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

If you are like me and like to work from the dark place, that is the command-shell, DOS windows, then you can get confused if you have several windows opened. Window#1 you are telneting, Window#2 ftping, Window#3 you are running admin scripts, ... You look at the task bar and they are all the same. But there is a Windows NT / Windows 2000 / Windows XP trick to keep them straight, use titles. In each DOS windows, at the command prompt, use the Title command. For example:

Title telnet unixbox1 for command-shell #1
Title ftp unixbox1 for command-shell #2
Title scripts domainX for command-shell #3
...
Now the DOS windows will have your titles and they will show on the taskbar also.

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