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fish powerline on ubuntu the easy way

You don't have to install powerline and fonts from github to get fish with powerline. The Ubuntu repo already has some packages. Just install them with apt.

Tested on Ubuntu 17.04

apt install fish powerline

This pulls in fonts-powerline python-powerline python-psutil python3-powerline

add the following lines to ~/.config/fish/

set fish_function_path $fish_function_path "/usr/share/powerline/bindings/fish"
source /usr/share/powerline/bindings/fish/

and then start a new instance of fish by typing fish

Presumably if you have a different set up or distro, you can use grep/find to get the above information.

# these commands work with bash or fish
cd /
find -name fish 2>&1 | grep bindings
# which returns
# and then
find -name '*.fish' 2>&1 | grep -e 'powerline-setup'
# returns

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@VanillaBase1lb VanillaBase1lb commented Nov 30, 2020

Thank you. Works on Arch without the find/grep.


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@rbrtbrnschn rbrtbrnschn commented Apr 25, 2021

it works(ish) on my system.

though it takes precedence over my actual themes, i get a base powerline bar, though when changing themes, it does not.

how do I manage that?

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