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Git branch and dirty state in Bash prompt.

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# 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\[\033[0m\]$(parse_git_branch)$ '
xbx commented

git status --porcelain

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

Owner

@Banta Use ANSI color escape sequences: https://www.google.se/search?q=bash+ansi+color+prompt

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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