TITLE: Sets the window title for a CMD.EXE session.


 


... The examples for the command "TITLE"
... "TITLE" Excerpt from Microsoft Windows Help
... Important information, tips for the "TITLE" command

The command: "TITLE" is on Windows 11, 10, .. , MS Server 2025, 2022, 2019, .. available

The examples for the command "TITLE"

The `TITLE` command in Windows Command Prompt is used to change the title of the Command Prompt window. Here are some examples of using the `TITLE` command: Example 1: Changing the prompt title:

TITLE New title

Description: This command changes the title of the command prompt window to "New Title". Example 2: Using Environment Variables in Title:

SET ProjectName=MyProject
TITLE %ProjectName% - Build

Description: Here an environment variable (`ProjectName`) is created and then inserted into the title of the command prompt window. This can be useful to make the title dynamic. Example 3: Resetting the title to default:

TITLE

Description: If you call `TITLE` without arguments, the title will be reset to the default value, usually the name of the command process being executed. Example 4: Using variables and dates in the title:

SET username=%USERNAME%
SET CurrentDate=%DATE%
TITLE User: %Username% - Date: %CurrentDate%

Description: This is where environment variables are created for the username and current date and then inserted into the title of the command prompt window. Example 5: Changing titles in a script:

@ECHO OFF
TITLE Script execution
ECHO This is an example script.

Description: In a script, you can use the `TITLE` command to change the title during script execution. However, there are a few things to keep in mind: - Changes to the title are only valid for the duration of the current session. If you close the Command Prompt window and open a new one, the title will reset to the default value. - The maximum length value for the window title is limited. Titles that are too long can be truncated or unreadable. - The `TITLE` command is intended more for visual organization in the command line environment and has no effect on the execution of commands or scripts. You can use `TITLE /?` in the command prompt to get help and a list of available options for the `TITLE` command.

"TITLE" Excerpt from Microsoft Windows Help

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Sets the window title for the command prompt window.

TITLE [string]

  string       Specifies the title for the command prompt window.

Important information, tips for the "TITLE" command

There are a few important points to note when using the `TITLE` command in the Windows Command Prompt: 1. Length limit: The window title set by `TITLE` has a length limit. If the title is too long, it may be truncated or not displayed in its entirety. It is recommended to keep the title short and descriptive. 2. Special characters: When using special characters in the title, especially those that have special meaning on the command line, be sure to enclose the title in quotation marks. This prevents possible conflicts with command line interpretation. Example:

    TITLE "This is an example title"
    
3. Not permanent: The title set with `TITLE` is not permanent. After closing the Command Prompt window or starting a new session, the title will be reset to the default value. 4. Visual Organization: The main purpose of the `TITLE` command is visual organization. It does not affect the functionality of commands or scripts, but rather helps set window titles that are meaningful to the user. 5. Use in Scripts: You can also use the `TITLE` command in scripts to change the title of the command prompt window during script execution. This can be useful for visualizing the context of script execution. 6. Admin Privileges: You do not need administrator privileges to use the `TITLE` command. It can usually be used by any user in the command prompt. 7. Potential Abuse: Note that the `TITLE` command is not intended for security-critical applications. It can be misused by users to display incorrect information in the window title. It is important to understand that `TITLE` is primarily used for visual organization and usability in the command line environment and does not provide any deeper functionality.


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