SSH muddles the title

Normally, the macOS title bar includes the current directory name. When you connect to a remote host with openssh on macOS, the title bar gets updated to be “$(whoami)@$(hostname): $(pwd)” instead. Unfortunately when you exit ssh, the terminal title bar is not restored and continues to say you are on a remote host.

Once you see it, you can’t unsee it.

I’m sorry.

My solution is to use arcane escape sequences to reset the Terminal title every time bash generates a new prompt:

The incantation is slightly different but conceptually the same for zsh.

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