Windows Command Prompt displaying the default title
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title is a command in various command-line interpreters (shells) on Microsoft Windows and ReactOS 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 Microsoft Windows it is a shell builtin of the command-line interpreter
cmd.exe. The command is available in Windows 2000 and later.
It is compatible with Windows Console and Windows Terminal.
The default window title is defined in the %COMSPEC% environment variable. However, since the Windows Console title can also be defined in the program shortcut, the title is usually set to "Command Prompt".
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
- http://www.linuxselfhelp.com/gnu/grub/html_chapter/grub_12.html#SEC45 Archived 2016-06-05 at the Wayback Machine
- Stanek, William R. Microsoft Windows Command-Line Administrator's Pocket Consultant. ISBN 0-735-62038-5.
- John Paul Mueller (2007). Windows Administration at the Command Line for Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0470165799.
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