Minimalistic, powerful and extremely customizable
Spaceship is a minimalistic, powerful and extremely customizable Zsh prompt. Prompt is what you see when you type a command. It can show a lot of useful tips, saving your time and making user experience smooth and pleasant. It combines everything you may need for convenient work, without unnecessary complications, like a real spaceship.
Here are some sneak picks of what Spaceship can show:
- Clever hostname and username displaying
- Repository statuses (Git and Mercurial are supported)
- Runtime environments for various languages (Node.js, Rust, Python, Ruby, Swift, Go, PHP and many others)
- Docker version, Kubernetes context and connected machine
- Package version (npm, lerna, cargo, composer and others)
- Battery level and status
- Indicator for jobs in the background
- A lot of useful information
- Custom information of your choice
Want more features? Please, open an issue or send pull request.
Before we begin, let's make sure you have the following installed:
- Zsh (v5.2 or recent) must be installed. Run the following command to check you version of Zsh:
echo $ZSH_VERSION #> 5.8.1
- Powerline Font or Nerd Font (even better) must be installed and used in your terminal. Fira Code is a popular choice. To check if Powerline Font works for you, run:
echo -e "\xee\x82\xa0" #>
Here's a few popular methods to install Spaceship. Select the one you use from the list below:
HomebrewInstalling Spaceship via Homebrew is a simple command:
brew install spaceship
Add prompt initialization to your
echo "source $(brew --prefix)/opt/spaceship/spaceship.zsh" >>! ~/.zshrc
Oh-My-ZshClone this repo:
git clone https://github.com/spaceship-prompt/spaceship-prompt.git "$ZSH_CUSTOM/themes/spaceship-prompt" --depth=1
spaceship.zsh-theme to your oh-my-zsh custom themes directory:
ln -s "$ZSH_CUSTOM/themes/spaceship-prompt/spaceship.zsh-theme" "$ZSH_CUSTOM/themes/spaceship.zsh-theme"
ZSH_THEME="spaceship" in your
npmInstall Spaceship via npm as you would with any other global package:
npm install -g spaceship-prompt
This command will download Spaceship. It will also ask you to source Spaceship in your
- Follow prezto-contrib#usage to clone
prezto-contribto the proper location.
- Enable the
contrib-promptmodule (before the
zstyle ':prezto:module:prompt' theme 'spaceship'in your
zimAdd Spaceship to your `.zimrc`:
zmodule spaceship-prompt/spaceship-prompt --name spaceship --no-submodules
Then install Spaceship:
antigenAdd the following snippet in your `.zshrc`:
antigen theme spaceship-prompt/spaceship-prompt
antibodyUpdate your `.zshrc` file with the following line:
antibody bundle spaceship-prompt/spaceship-prompt
zinitAdd the following line to your `.zshrc` where you're adding your other Zsh plugins:
zinit light spaceship-prompt/spaceship-prompt
zgenAdd the following line to your `.zshrc` where you're adding your other Zsh plugins:
zgen load spaceship-prompt/spaceship-prompt spaceship
zplugUse this command in your `.zshrc` to load Spaceship as prompt theme:
zplug "spaceship-prompt/spaceship-prompt", use:spaceship.zsh, from:github, as:theme
sheldonAdd the following to your `plugins.toml` file (open it with `sheldon edit`):
[plugins.spaceship] github = "spaceship-prompt/spaceship-prompt"
Or run the following to automatically add it:
sheldon add spaceship --github spaceship-prompt/spaceship-prompt
ArchInstall the latest master from the AUR package [`spaceship-prompt-git`](https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/spaceship-prompt-git/):
git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/spaceship-prompt-git.git --depth=1 cd spaceship-prompt-git makepkg -si
If none of the above methods works for you, you can install Spaceship manually.
- Clone this repo somewhere, for example to
- Source Spaceship in your
mkdir -p "$HOME/.zsh" git clone --depth=1 https://github.com/spaceship-prompt/spaceship-prompt.git "$HOME/.zsh/spaceship"
For initializing prompt system add this to your
Spaceship works well out of the box, but you can customize almost everything if you want.
⚙️Configuration — Tweak section's behavior with tons of options. 😎Advanced Usage — Learn how to create a custom section, benefit of per-directory configuration and more.
We're glad to accept contributions from developers of all skill levels! If you are interested in contributing to Spaceship, please take a look at our Contribution Guide for more details. If you're looking for an easy way into the project, take one of the issues with good first issue label.
If you are fluent in any other language besides English, we greatly appreciate any help with translating our documentation in other languages. If you would like to help, join the team of translators on our Crowdin.
If you're interested in helping other people, answer questions asked by other users of Spaceship and help to solve their issues. Additionally, join our Discord to discuss Spaceship and help people who need help.
If you really enjoy this project, you can contribute financially. Any contribution is highly appreciated, even the smallest one. There are several ways to donate:
- Recurring donations:
- One-time donations:
- Crypto donations:
🤔 Having trouble?
Find answers on our troubleshooting page or get help by our community.
Still struggling? Please, file an issue, describe your problem, and we will gladly help you.
👀 Derived Projects
Here's a list of related projects that have been inspired by Spaceship ZSH.
- denysdovhan/dotfiles - Dotfiles of Spaceship's author from which Spaceship is originated.
- matchai/spacefish - A port of Spaceship ZSH for fish shell intending to achieve complete feature parity.
- starship/starship - A blazing-fast, cross-shell prompt written in Rust, heavily inspired by Spaceship ZSH.
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