Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 68695
gnome-terminal doesn't change title with su(1) to another user
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:02 EDT
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Description of problem:
When su(1)ing to root in a gnome-terminal, its title doesn't change to reflect
the new user
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): gnome-terminal-2.0.0-3
Steps to Reproduce:
1.su - root
Actual Results: Title doesn't change
Expected Results: New title reflecting the new user
Additional info: Thank you all very much!
In this case it's likely bash setting the title using the value of $USER. My
best guess is that you're not using "su -", so the value in the shell's
environment remains unchanged, so $USER is your actual user name.
Try using 'su -'. This should set $USER to "root", which should cause bash to
print the correct prompt.
gnome-terminal isn't setting the title, it's your shell. Nalin's advice should work.