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Smart Git prompt for your terminal made in Node.js.


  • Bash 3.2.x
  • Fish 2.5.x (experimental)
  • Node.js (tested with 0.10.x, 5.7.x, 6.9.x).
  • Git (tested with 1.9.x, 2.7.x, 2.11.x, 2.14.x).

Note: There is a good change Nodeprompt will work with other configurations — just give it a shot and let me know!


Nodeprompt demo



  1. Call npm install -g nodeprompt first.

  2. Put the following line

    . nodeprompt-enable

    in your ~/.bashrc or ~/.bash_profile file.

  3. Re–open the terminal window or source the file, i.e. source ~/.bashrc.

  4. Enjoy your beautiful prompt!

Fish (experimental)

  1. Locate the path to the package (npm install -g nodeprompt) in your OS or clone Nodeprompt from GitHub.
  2. Create a symlink to the fish script:
    ln -s path/to/nodeprompt/bin/ ~/.config/fish/functions/
  3. Re–open the terminal window.
  4. Enjoy your beautiful prompt!

Configuration and customization

Nodeprompt is configurable and things like the length of the SHA-1 hash or the number of levels displayed in the path can be adjusted. It is also possible to create a new prompt template from scratch, if that's what you want to do tonight.

Note: You don't have to configure Nodeprompt. By default, it uses config.default.js.

Config file is a plain Node.js module. To configure your prompt, create a ~/.nodeprompt/config.user.js file with module.exports declaration

module.exports = {
    option: 'value'

or simply copy config.default.js there and modify it. Refer to documentation inside config.default.js to learn more.

Using as a library

Nodeprompt can be used as a utility to obtain the status of the Git repository. Use the model property to build your own prompt or logger on top of the library:

const Nodeprompt = require( './lib/nodeprompt.js' );
const prompt = new Nodeprompt();

console.log( prompt.model );

> {
   pwd: '/Users/oleq/nodeprompt',
   home: '/Users/oleq',
   gitDir: '.git',
   isGit: true,
   hostname: 'MBP',
   username: 'oleq',
   path: '~/nodeprompt',
   namerev: 'v1.0',
   head: 'ref: refs/heads/v1.0',
   hash: 'b22bb89',
   mergeHead: '',
   isInit: false,
   isBisecting: false,
   isDetached: false,
   isMerging: false,
   modified: 2,
   added: 0,
   untracked: 0,
   ahead: 2,
   behind: 0,
   branch: 'v1.0',
   hasDiverged: false

Found a bug?

Create an issue here.

How to contribute?

Clone the repository to /path/to/nodeprompt and put . /path/to/nodeprompt/bin/nodeprompt-enable in your ~/.bashrc or ~/.bash_profile file. Source it or restart the terminal.


MIT/X11. See the LICENSE file to know more.


Kudos to Leonid Volnitsky for git-prompt, an inspiration to create this project.

Tests and development

  • Call npm run test to run tests.
  • Call npm run coverage to run tests with code coverage report in ./coverage.
  • Call npm run lint to run ESLint.
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