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Latest commit c195189 May 29, 2016 @victor-torres victor-torres committed with mcornella Use default branch on recently created Mercurial repository. (#4985)
After `hg init` command, sometimes Mercurial does not create `.hg/branch` file so we'll use 'default' as fallback, which is the master branch in Mercurial repositories.

Signed-off-by: Marc Cornellà <>


Displays the current Git or Mercurial branch fast.

Speed test


$ time hg branch
0.11s user 0.14s system 70% cpu 0.355 total

Branch plugin

$ time zsh /tmp/branch_prompt_info_test.zsh
0.00s user 0.01s system 78% cpu 0.014 total


Edit your theme file (eg.: ~/.oh-my-zsh/theme/robbyrussell.zsh-theme) adding $(branch_prompt_info) in your prompt like this:

- PROMPT='${ret_status}%{$fg_bold[green]%}%p %{$fg[cyan]%}%c %{$fg_bold[blue]%}$(git_prompt_info)%{$fg_bold[blue]%} % %{$reset_color%}'
+ PROMPT='${ret_status}%{$fg_bold[green]%}%p %{$fg[cyan]%}%c %{$fg_bold[blue]%}$(git_prompt_info)$(branch_prompt_info)%{$fg_bold[blue]%} % %{$reset_color%}'


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