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Git branch and dirty state in Bash prompt.
# http://henrik.nyh.se/2008/12/git-dirty-prompt
# http://www.simplisticcomplexity.com/2008/03/13/show-your-git-branch-name-in-your-prompt/
# username@Machine ~/dev/dir[master]$ # clean working directory
# username@Machine ~/dev/dir[master*]$ # dirty working directory
function parse_git_dirty {
[[ $(git status 2> /dev/null | tail -n1) != "nothing to commit (working directory clean)" ]] && echo "*"
}
function parse_git_branch {
git branch --no-color 2> /dev/null | sed -e '/^[^*]/d' -e "s/* \(.*\)/[\1$(parse_git_dirty)]/"
}
export PS1='\u@\h \[\033[1;33m\]\w\[\033[0m\]$(parse_git_branch)$ '
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xbx Apr 16, 2012

git status --porcelain

xbx commented Apr 16, 2012

git status --porcelain

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Banta Aug 1, 2012

Nice. How can I change the color of the branch to maybe light green?

Banta commented Aug 1, 2012

Nice. How can I change the color of the branch to maybe light green?

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sansb Aug 19, 2014

thanks for this! my version of git prints out "nothing to commit, working directory clean", so change that string if your dirty checking isn't working.

sansb commented Aug 19, 2014

thanks for this! my version of git prints out "nothing to commit, working directory clean", so change that string if your dirty checking isn't working.

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adeelx Jun 21, 2015

Change nothing to commit (working directory clean) to nothing to commit, working directory clean if you're getting a persistent * even if your working directory is clean.

adeelx commented Jun 21, 2015

Change nothing to commit (working directory clean) to nothing to commit, working directory clean if you're getting a persistent * even if your working directory is clean.

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srguiwiz Jul 29, 2015

Thank you. Color coded branch name depending on state at https://gist.github.com/srguiwiz/de87bf6355717f0eede5 , green or red.

Thank you. Color coded branch name depending on state at https://gist.github.com/srguiwiz/de87bf6355717f0eede5 , green or red.

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jcgoble3 Sep 29, 2015

So I took this and improved on it a bit. Check it out here: https://github.com/jcgoble3/gitstuff/blob/master/gitprompt.sh This uses more reliable code that doesn't rely on a specific output that could change in a new version of Git, and is a bit cleaner and easier to read. Feel free to use it or improve on it more.

So I took this and improved on it a bit. Check it out here: https://github.com/jcgoble3/gitstuff/blob/master/gitprompt.sh This uses more reliable code that doesn't rely on a specific output that could change in a new version of Git, and is a bit cleaner and easier to read. Feel free to use it or improve on it more.

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benjamindoe Nov 28, 2015

Works fine, edited slightly. git status --porcelain like @xbx suggested then changed the "nothing to commit (working directory clean) to nothing to commit, working directory clean" string to "". This makes it stable across Git versions and regardless of user configuration

Works fine, edited slightly. git status --porcelain like @xbx suggested then changed the "nothing to commit (working directory clean) to nothing to commit, working directory clean" string to "". This makes it stable across Git versions and regardless of user configuration

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chrisnolet Apr 22, 2017

Thanks for this! I added git status --porcelain to make things more robust, added in color per @srguiwiz's fork, and fixed an issue where colors weren't escaped (causing line-wrapping issues).

Updated color-coded branch here: https://gist.github.com/chrisnolet/46206e21d59f8250bb979a8516a9a034

chrisnolet commented Apr 22, 2017

Thanks for this! I added git status --porcelain to make things more robust, added in color per @srguiwiz's fork, and fixed an issue where colors weren't escaped (causing line-wrapping issues).

Updated color-coded branch here: https://gist.github.com/chrisnolet/46206e21d59f8250bb979a8516a9a034

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astupidnerd May 31, 2018

This doesn't work anymore because git status ends with "nothing to commit, working tree clean" now (at least with my version).

You can replace the contents of parse_git_dirty with [[ -z $(git status --porcelain) ]] || echo "*"

This doesn't work anymore because git status ends with "nothing to commit, working tree clean" now (at least with my version).

You can replace the contents of parse_git_dirty with [[ -z $(git status --porcelain) ]] || echo "*"

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