Oooh! Fun with git and bash!

I stumble across all sorts of things when I browse the web late at night after my wife has gone to sleep.  Last Monday night, I ran across Oh My Zsh, which is a framework for doing all sorts of things with your Z Shell prompt…oh-my-zshand, being a bash bigot, I thought “Hey, I ought to be able to do that in bash!”. I was especially taken by all the git repository information that could be displayed in the prompt, so I went looking and I found https://github.com/magicmonty/bash-git-prompt, which did pretty much the same thing for bash, but without all the fancy angled edges:gitprompt

Now, this was nice, but you’ll note that the pathname for your current directory appears twice: once in your prompt, and once in your titlebar.  I’ve already been putting information in my titlebar for yearsold-prompt-screenshotand I didn’t really want to duplicate information.  So I started looking at how to customize this bash git prompt.

Fortunately, there’s a whole section on configuration in the documentation, and, with just a little tweaking

 

# This theme for gitprompt.sh is optimized for the
# "Solarized Dark" and "Solarized Light" color schemes
# tweaked for Ubuntu terminal fonts

override_git_prompt_colors() {
  GIT_PROMPT_THEME=Custom

  GIT_PROMPT_LEADING_SPACE=0
  GIT_PROMPT_PREFIX=""
  GIT_PROMPT_SUFFIX=""

  GIT_PROMPT_THEME_NAME="Solarized"
  GIT_PROMPT_STAGED="${Yellow}●"
  GIT_PROMPT_CHANGED="${BoldBlue}∆" # delta means change!
  GIT_PROMPT_STASHED="${BoldMagenta}⚑ "
  GIT_PROMPT_CLEAN="${Green}✔"
  GIT_PROMPT_BRANCH="${Yellow}"

  GIT_PROMPT_END_COMMON="_LAST_COMMAND_INDICATOR_ ${BoldBlue}${Time12a}${ResetColor}"
  GIT_PROMPT_END_USER="\n${GIT_PROMPT_END_COMMON} $ "
  GIT_PROMPT_END_ROOT="\n${GIT_PROMPT_END_COMMON} # "

  GIT_PROMPT_START="\[\e]0;\u@\h: \w\007\]"
  PROMPT_START="\[\e]0;\u@\h: \w\007\]"
  PROMPT_END="${GIT_PROMPT_END_COMMON} $ "
}

reload_git_prompt_colors "Solarized"

I was able to turn my bash prompt into something a little more useful when I’m coding!git-prompt-screenshot

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