Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Displaying GIT Branch Name In Your Console

So, if you had been taken the gateway drug of GIT recently, then you probably feel the sake of branches and there's a little trick for you dear fellow.

Put (or change) the following stings in your ~/.bashrc file and you'll get a nice enhancement on your console prompt which will show your current git-branch when you're in a directory which is under git.

function git_branch {
git branch --no-color 2> /dev/null | sed -e '/^[^*]/d' -e 's/* \(.*\)/(\1) /'

PS1='\[\033[0;37m\][\[\033[01;36m\]\W\[\033[0;37m\]] \[\033[0;32m\]$(git_branch)\[\033[00m\]\$ '

This is quite handy when you use the branches feature actively.