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Change iTerm2 tab color when using SSH
# Usage:
# source iterm2.zsh
# iTerm2 tab color commands
# https://iterm2.com/documentation-escape-codes.html
if [[ -n "$ITERM_SESSION_ID" ]]; then
tab-color() {
echo -ne "\033]6;1;bg;red;brightness;$1\a"
echo -ne "\033]6;1;bg;green;brightness;$2\a"
echo -ne "\033]6;1;bg;blue;brightness;$3\a"
}
tab-red() { tab-color 255 0 0 }
tab-green() { tab-color 0 255 0 }
tab-blue() { tab-color 0 0 255 }
tab-reset() { echo -ne "\033]6;1;bg;*;default\a" }
function iterm2_tab_precmd() {
tab-reset
}
function iterm2_tab_preexec() {
if [[ "$1" =~ "^ssh " ]]; then
if [[ "$1" =~ "prod" ]]; then
tab-color 255 160 160
else
tab-color 160 255 160
fi
else
tab-color 160 160 255
fi
}
autoload -U add-zsh-hook
add-zsh-hook precmd iterm2_tab_precmd
add-zsh-hook preexec iterm2_tab_preexec
fi
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herrtreas commented Sep 11, 2013

Thanks!

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imazine commented Mar 29, 2014

It's so fantastic !!

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ghost commented Apr 6, 2014

thx!

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rkJun commented Jul 13, 2014

Thanks! good.

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dstibrany commented Jul 27, 2014

This is amazing. Thanks for that!

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orourkek commented Sep 18, 2014

Awesome man, thanks!

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zeitos commented May 7, 2015

This is great, but does this break Ctrl+c for you, meaning: it cancels executions but if you want to cancel something you're typing then that doesn't work

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bpiwowar commented Jun 8, 2015

@zeitos I have the same problem - and I cannot use the ctrl+c key afterwards

Update: solved it with

tab_reset()
{
    echo -ne "\033]6;1;bg;*;default\a"
    trap - INT EXIT
}
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apjanke commented Jul 28, 2015

Updated URL for the iTerm2 proprietary escape code documentation: https://iterm2.com/documentation-escape-codes.html

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wadey commented Oct 20, 2015

Wow, glad to see so many people are finding this and finding it useful.

BTW, I am now using a slightly different implementation of this that doesn't require aliasing the ssh command (uses pre / post command hooks instead). Check it out here: https://github.com/wadey/dotfiles/blob/master/zsh/iterm2.zsh

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Glutnix commented Dec 1, 2015

@wadey I'm working on making your dotfile above into a configurable Prezto package. With your blessings, I will post a pull-request on sorin-ionescu/prezto under an MIT licence. Let me know.

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hamzilla commented Jan 4, 2016

@wadey thanks for the non-ssh method. Works great. One question, would it be possible to split the tab while maintaining two separate colors? Workflow: Open new tab -> split tab -> ssh into two separate hosts -> flip between two hosts and the tab color changes.

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Solisol commented Jul 1, 2016

@Glutnix How did it go with the configurable Prezto package? Would like to try it out if it became real :)

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sarinkuruvilla commented Jan 9, 2017

@wadey Where do i put this file to use it?

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brouberol commented Oct 3, 2017

This is awesome, thanks!

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ahirag commented Oct 14, 2019

Thanks!

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wadey commented Oct 14, 2019

I updated this gist with the better version, using pre and post hooks!

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penn201500 commented Oct 24, 2019

hi,
i'm a newbie, just try iterm2 few days. After source iterm2.zsh , how to use it ? do u have an example or README for newbie?
tks!

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urbontaitis commented Oct 25, 2019

hi,
i'm a newbie, just try iterm2 few days. After source iterm2.zsh , how to use it ? do u have an example or README for newbie?
tks!

At least how I'm using it, I have added it under plugin directory: $ZSH_CUSTOM/plugins/iterm2/iterm2.plugin.zsh and in .zshrc I have set ZSH_CUSTOM=~/example/zsh-custom and added to the plugins=(... iterm2)

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penn201500 commented Oct 29, 2019

hi,
i'm a newbie, just try iterm2 few days. After source iterm2.zsh , how to use it ? do u have an example or README for newbie?
tks!

At least how I'm using it, I have added it under plugin directory: $ZSH_CUSTOM/plugins/iterm2/iterm2.plugin.zsh and in .zshrc I have set ZSH_CUSTOM=~/example/zsh-custom and added to the plugins=(... iterm2)

nice!! it's working now, tks!!

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jonathan-s commented Dec 6, 2019

@wadey do you know if there is a way to change the background as well?

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