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Published on March 12th, 2021

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Show Git branch in your Bash prompt (with colors)

Do you work on a project with multiple Git branches but don't know which one you're in? Open your file and add this:Save the file and execute this command for your changes to take effect:Now, you should see your colors in your Bash prompt along with the Git branch that you're working on (Note: this will be shown if you're in a project that uses a Git repository).Hope this helps you out!

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Do you work on a project with multiple Git branches but don't know which one you're in? Open your .bashrc file and add this:


force_color_prompt=yes
color_prompt=yes

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

if [ "$color_prompt" = yes ]; then
 PS1='${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\[\033[01;32m\]\u@\h\[\033[00m\]:\[\033[01;34m\]\w\[\033[01;31m\]$(parse_git_branch)\[\033[00m\]\$ '
else
 PS1='${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\u@\h:\w$(parse_git_branch)\$ '
fi

unset color_prompt force_color_prompt

Save the file and execute this command for your changes to take effect:


source ~/.bashrc

Now, you should see your colors in your Bash prompt along with the Git branch that you're working on (Note: this will be shown if you're in a project that uses a Git repository).

Hope this helps you out!