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Introducing V3 and what it means for V2

It's been an amazing ride for Oh myPosh, but the time has come to step it up a notch. Developers nowadays no longer stick to one shell/language, they are all tools we use to solve a certain problem. The same needs to apply to Oh my Posh. It's time to adjust to that philosophy.

That's why this version of Oh my Posh is entering maintenance mode while I'm working hard on getting V3 out of the door. Given that V3 is entirely different under the hood, it's hosted separately for now. From a user perspective, it should give the same experience out-of-the-box, with the added advantage that custom themes are a first class, no code citizen.

Install-Module oh-my-posh -Scope CurrentUser -AllowPrerelease

Documentation is also available which should give a better experience than this README has over the past few years :-)

If you're a developer looking to add functionality, please have a look at V3 to see if it already exists there. If not, feel free to create an issue or PR on V3, I will only be accepting bug fixes on V2 from now on.

Table of Contents


A theme engine for Powershell inspired by the work done by Chris Benti on PS-Config and Oh-My-ZSH on OSX and Linux (hence the name).

More information about why I made this can be found on my blog.



  • Easy installation
  • Awesome prompt themes for PowerShell in ConEmu
  • Git status indications (powered by posh-git)
  • Failed command indication
  • Admin indication
  • Current session indications (admin, failed command, user)
  • Configurable
  • Easily create your own theme
  • Separate settings for oh-my-posh and posh-git
  • Does not mess with the default Powershell console


You should use a modern console host like ConEmu, Alacritty, Terminus, Hyper, FluentTerminal, or the official Windows Terminal to have a great terminal experience on Windows.

There are multiple ways to acquire Windows Terminal - from the Microsoft Store, the GitHub repo, or the below commandline methods:

Via WinGet (official package manager for Windows):

winget install --id=Microsoft.WindowsTerminal -e

Via Chocolatey:

choco install microsoft-windows-terminal

Via Scoop:

scoop install windows-terminal

The fonts I use are Powerline fonts, there is a great repository containing them. I use Meslo LG M Regular for Powerline Nerd Font in my ConEmu setup together with custom colors. You can find my theme here.

In case you notice weird glyphs after installing a font of choice, make sure the glyphs are available (maybe they have a different location in the font, if so, adjust the correct $ThemeSettings icon). If it turns out the character you want is not supported, select a different font.


You need to use the PowerShell Gallery to install oh-my-posh.

Install posh-git and oh-my-posh:

Install-Module posh-git -Scope CurrentUser
Install-Module oh-my-posh -Scope CurrentUser

Enable the prompt:

# Start the default settings
# Alternatively set the desired theme:
Set-Theme Agnoster

In case you're running this on PS Core, make sure to also install version 2.0.0-beta1 of PSReadLine

Install-Module -Name PSReadLine -AllowPrerelease -Scope CurrentUser -Force -SkipPublisherCheck

To enable the engine edit your PowerShell profile:

if (!(Test-Path -Path $PROFILE )) { New-Item -Type File -Path $PROFILE -Force }
notepad $PROFILE

Append the following lines to your PowerShell profile:

Import-Module posh-git
Import-Module oh-my-posh
Set-Theme Paradox

The last command sets the theme for the console. Check the available themes list below.


List the current configuration:



You can tweak the settings by manipulating $ThemeSettings. This example allows you to tweak the branch symbol using a unicode character:

$ThemeSettings.GitSymbols.BranchSymbol = [char]::ConvertFromUtf32(0xE0A0)

Also do not forget the Posh-Git settings itself (enable the stash indication for example):


Hide your username@domain when not in a virtual machine for the Agnoster, Fish, Honukai, Paradox and Sorin themes:

$DefaultUser = 'yourUsernameHere'

Helper functions

Set-Theme: set a theme from the Themes directory. If no match is found, it will not be changed. Autocomplete is available to list and complete available themes.

Set-Theme paradox

Show-ThemeColors: display the colors used by the theme


Show-Colors: display colors configured in ConEmu




Agnoster Theme


Paradox Theme


Sorin Theme


Darkblood Theme


Avit Theme


Honukai Theme


Fish Theme


Robbyrussell Theme


Pararussel Theme


Material Theme Material Theme


Star Theme


Star Theme


Lambda Theme


Emodipt Theme


Operator Theme

Creating your own theme

If you want to create a theme it can be done rather easily by adding a mytheme.psm1 file in the folder indicated in $ThemeSettings.MyThemesLocation (the folder defaults to ~\Documents\WindowsPowerShell\PoshThemes, feel free to change it).

The only required function is Write-Theme. You can use the following template to get started:

#requires -Version 2 -Modules posh-git

function Write-Theme

    # enter your prompt building logic here

$sl = $global:ThemeSettings #local settings

Feel free to use the public helper functions Get-VCSStatus, Get-VcsInfo, Get-FormattedRootLocation, Get-ShortPath, Set-CursorForRightBlockWrite, Set-CursorUp, Set-Newline or add your own logic completely.

To test the output in ConEmu, just switch to your theme:

Set-Theme mytheme

If you want to include your theme in oh-my-posh, send me a PR and I'll try to give feedback ASAP.

Happy theming!

Adding stack count to a custom theme

As it seems getting access to the stack information when using pushd/popd is sort of mission impossible from within a theme, you can use a workaround proposed by Jonathan Leech-Pepin. In your $PROFILE, add a variable that will act as a correctly scoped pointer to fetch the stack context:

$getStackContext = {Get-Location -Stack}

Next, in your custom theme, access the information you want to display:

$stackCount = (&$getStackContext).count

iTerm2 is creating notifications every time

This is caused by the ConsoleTitle functionality. As explained by Andrew Stanton-Nurse it's linked to how terminals work with OSC codes. The fix is to disable the ConsoleTitle functionality when in iTerm2 by adding the following snippet to your $PROFILE.

if($env:LC_TERMINAL -eq "iTerm2") {
    $ThemeSettings.Options.ConsoleTitle = $false

Based on work by