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Add Git Branch Name to Terminal Prompt (Linux/Mac)

Add Git Branch Name to Terminal Prompt (Linux/Mac)

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Open ~/.bash_profile in your favorite editor and add the following content to the bottom.

# Git branch in prompt.

parse_git_branch() {
  git branch 2> /dev/null | sed -e '/^[^*]/d' -e 's/* \(.*\)/ (\1)/'
}

export PS1="\u@\h \W\[\033[32m\]\$(parse_git_branch)\[\033[00m\] $ "

By MARTIN FITZPATRICK at http://martinfitzpatrick.name/article/add-git-branch-name-to-terminal-prompt-mac/

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@adiletmaks
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https://gist.github.com/abdes-zakari/3eb232acd89ee697bf5d76d9862543d7

This worked for me too. I'm using macOS 13.2.1. Thank you. 😃

thanks!

@pchokhaw
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pchokhaw commented Mar 8, 2024

I get an error : Badly Placed 's() while using this parse_git_function () in my Konsole terminal , can anyone please help me fix it ?

@jcmloiacono
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function parse_git_branch() {
git branch 2> /dev/null | sed -n -e 's/^* (.*)/[\1]/p'
}

setopt PROMPT_SUBST
export PROMPT='%F{grey}%n%f %F{cyan}%~%f %F{green}$(parse_git_branch)%f %F{normal}$%f '

This is right for me on MACOs 14.5

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Nice. Excellent !

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