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Customizing your emacs shell.
(require 'dash)
(require 's)
(defmacro with-face (STR &rest PROPS)
"Return STR propertized with PROPS."
`(propertize ,STR 'face (list ,@PROPS)))
(defmacro esh-section (NAME ICON FORM &rest PROPS)
"Build eshell section NAME with ICON prepended to evaled FORM with PROPS."
`(setq ,NAME
(lambda () (when ,FORM
(-> ,ICON
(concat esh-section-delim ,FORM)
(with-face ,@PROPS))))))
(defun esh-acc (acc x)
"Accumulator for evaluating and concatenating esh-sections."
(--if-let (funcall x)
(if (s-blank? acc)
(concat acc esh-sep it))
(defun esh-prompt-func ()
"Build `eshell-prompt-function'"
(concat esh-header
(-reduce-from 'esh-acc "" eshell-funcs)
(esh-section esh-dir
"\xf07c" ;  (faicon folder)
(abbreviate-file-name (eshell/pwd))
'(:foreground "gold" :bold ultra-bold :underline t))
(esh-section esh-git
"\xe907" ;  (git icon)
'(:foreground "pink"))
(esh-section esh-python
"\xe928" ;  (python icon)
(esh-section esh-clock
"\xf017" ;  (clock icon)
(format-time-string "%H:%M" (current-time))
'(:foreground "forest green"))
;; Below I implement a "prompt number" section
(setq esh-prompt-num 0)
(add-hook 'eshell-exit-hook (lambda () (setq esh-prompt-num 0)))
(advice-add 'eshell-send-input :before
(lambda (&rest args) (setq esh-prompt-num (incf esh-prompt-num))))
(esh-section esh-num
"\xf0c9" ;  (list icon)
(number-to-string esh-prompt-num)
'(:foreground "brown"))
;; Separator between esh-sections
(setq esh-sep " ") ; or " | "
;; Separator between an esh-section icon and form
(setq esh-section-delim " ")
;; Eshell prompt header
(setq esh-header "\n ") ; or "\n┌─"
;; Eshell prompt regexp and string. Unless you are varying the prompt by eg.
;; your login, these can be the same.
(setq eshell-prompt-regexp " ") ; or "└─> "
(setq eshell-prompt-string " ") ; or "└─> "
;; Choose which eshell-funcs to enable
(setq eshell-funcs (list esh-dir esh-git esh-python esh-clock esh-num))
;; Enable the new eshell prompt
(setq eshell-prompt-function 'esh-prompt-func)
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mtellezj commented Apr 16, 2020

Hi, I tried your prompt but has an odd problem. The icons are wrong (see first image). If I copy your code to an emacs buffer faicon folder, git icon, python icon get the wrong icon (on this page they are a little box but when I paste it a icon appear) see second image. I can insert an python icon with all-the-icons-insert python and it insert the snake icon, but if I quote the icon it change to the capital D (see images). Any help? Thanks in advance.



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jav-solo commented Jul 21, 2021

@mtellezj I forked this Gist and updated it with some instructions. I solved your issue by using the all-the-icons package. See my comments at the top of the file. I wanted to source this customization in my profile so I am including the packages for cl, magit, and all-the-icons

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