Bash it is a mash up of my own bash commands and scripts, other bash stuff I have found.
(And a shameless ripoff of oh-my-zsh. :)
Includes autocompletion, themes, aliases, custom functions, a few stolen pieces from Steve Losh, and more.
- Check a clone of this repo:
git clone https://github.com/revans/bash-it.git ~/.bash_it
~/.bash_it/install.sh(it automatically backs up your
~/.bashrc, depends on your OS)
- Edit your modified config (
~/.bashrc) file in order to customize bash it.
The install script will also prompt you asking if you use Jekyll.
This is to set up the
.jekyllconfig file, which stores info necessary to use the Jekyll plugin.
bash-it show aliases # shows installed and available aliases bash-it show completions # shows installed and available completions bash-it show plugins # shows installed and available plugins bash-it help aliases # shows help for installed aliases bash-it help completions # shows help for installed completions bash-it help plugins # shows help for installed plugins
Your Custom scripts, aliases, and functions
For custom scripts, and aliases, just create the following files (they'll be ignored by the git repo):
Anything in the custom directory will be ignored, with the exception of
There are a few bash it themes. If you've created your own custom prompts, I'd love it if you shared with everyone else! Just submit a Pull Request to me (revans).
You can see the theme screenshots here
Alternatively, you can preview the themes in your own shell using
Bash Profile Aliases
Bash it creates a 'reload' alias that makes it convenient to reload your bash profile when you make changes.
Prompt Version Control Check
Bash it provides prompt themes the ability to check and display version control information for the current directory. The information is retrieved for each directory and can slow down the navigation of projects with a large number of files and folders. Turn version control checking off to prevent slow directory navigation within large projects.
Bash it provides a flag (
SCM_CHECK) within the
~/.bash_profile file that turns off/on version control information checking and display within all themes. Version control checking is on by default unless explicitly turned off.
SCM_CHECK to 'false' to turn off version control checks for all themes:
SCM_CHECK to 'true' (the default value) to turn on version control checks for all themes:
It is possible for themes to ignore the
SCM_CHECK flag and query specific version control information directly. For example, themes that use functions like
git_prompt_vars skip the
SCM_CHECK flag to retrieve and display git prompt information. If you turned version control checking off and you still see version control information within your prompt, then functions like
git_prompt_vars are most likely the reason why.
Git repository info in the prompt
Bash it can show some information about Git repositories in the shell prompt: the current branch, tag or commit you are at, how many commits the local branch is ahead or behind from the remote branch, and if you have changes stashed.
Additionally, you can view the status of your working copy and get the count of staged, unstaged and untracked files. This feature is controlled through the flag
SCM_GIT_SHOW_DETAILS as follows:
SCM_GIT_SHOW_DETAILS to 'true' (the default value) to show the working copy details in your prompt:
SCM_GIT_SHOW_DETAILS to 'false' to don't show it:
pass function renamed to passgen
The Bash it
pass function has been renamed to
passgen in order to avoid a naming conflict with the pass password manager. In order to minimize the impact on users of the legacy Bash it
pass function, Bash it will create the alias
pass that calls the new
passgen function if the
pass password manager command is not found on the
PATH (default behavior).
This behavior can be overridden with the
BASH_IT_LEGACY_PASS flag as follows:
BASH_IT_LEGACY_PASS to 'true' to force Bash it to always create the
pass alias to
BASH_IT_LEGACY_PASS to have Bash it return to default behavior:
I think everyone has their own custom scripts accumulated over time. And so, following in the footsteps of oh-my-zsh, bash it is a framework for easily customizing your bash shell. Everyone's got a custom toolbox, so let's start making them even better, as a community!
Send me a pull request and I'll merge it as long as it looks good. If you change an existing command, please give an explanation why. That will help a lot when I merge your changes in.
Thanks, and happing bashing!