Git prompt for bash
Bash prompt written in pure bash script.
Under the hood the git prompt provided by git is used. As that script does all the logic already, but outputs a rather cryptic status line, the only thing this script does is replace the output by more intuitive icons.
Comparing the output of this script...
master ✕✓? ↑1↓5
...with the original git prompt
master *+% u+1-5
Download the script
curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/koffeinfrei/bash-git-prompt/master/bash-git-prompt > ~/.bash-git-prompt
Add the following to your
.bashrcor whatever bash initialize script you use):
# 1. Exposes the function `__git_ps1_improved` source ~/.bash-git-prompt # 2. Include the function `__git_ps1_improved` in your `PS1`. # This is just an example of a prompt with `\w` outputting your current # directory. PS1="\w $(__git_ps1_improved) ➜ "
|⑂ master||Current branch|
|↑1||One changeset ahead of remote|
|↓5||Five changesets behind remote|
|=||No difference to remote|
|#||No HEAD to compare against (usually only happens before initial commit|
Bash prompt implements a custom bash prompt including this custom git prompt.
The initial version of this script was introduced in the blogpost git bash prompt, which describes the implementation in more detail.