title is a command in various command line interpreters (shells) such as the Windows Command Prompt, the Command Processor Shell of Windows Embedded CE and Take Command that changes the title for the graphical terminal emulator window. The command is also used within DFS and ADFS to change the title of the disc in the current drive.
In case of the Windows Command Prompt it is a shell builtin of the command line interpreter
cmd.exe. The default window title is defined in the %COMSPEC% environment variable. However, since the Win32 console title can also be defined in the program shortcut, the title is usually set to "Command Prompt". The command is available in Windows 2000 and later.
Although the OS/2 command shell is closely related to the Windows Command Prompt, the
title command is not available in the OS/2 version of
cmd.exe. The default title of the OS/2 shell window is "OS/2 Window". It can be changed using the
<String>Specifies the title of the Command Prompt window.
The following batch file changes the title of the Command Prompt window to "Updating files" while the
copy command is being executed. After the command is executed, the text "Files updated" is displayed using the
echo command, and the title of the Command Prompt window is changed back to "Command Prompt".
@echo off title Updating files copy \\server\share\*.txt c:\documents\*.txt echo Files updated title Command Prompt
- Acorn DFS manual
- Microsoft TechNet Title article
- Stanek, William R. Microsoft Windows Command-Line Administrator's Pocket Consultant. ISBN 0-735-62038-5.
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