This post is mainly a reminder for future me when I’ll make this configuration again, or share it with other people. I followed those two resources from Christophe Porteneuve, that I recommend you to read if you’re into git :
Why a custom git prompt ?
It’s been a few months since I’ve been using this custom git prompt and I would not leave it for anything :
- It saves me time
- It saves me mistakes
- I get instant access to infos such as :
- active branch
- status (untracked files remaining / modified files / stashed files …)
- git commands completion
This is about my own current git prompt config on Mac OS X, please take a look at the links I put on the credits section, so that you could have it your own way and make your very own git config.
Configuration on Mac OS X
This post is only about Mac OS X, we’ll need to upgrade the git version shipped with the OS (git 1.9.3 on Yosemite) to the latest stable one : (currently git 2.2.1), to do that, I’ll use Homebrew (feel free to use your own package manager or any other means).
Upgrade git :
$ brew update $ brew install git
Check the git version in an other prompt :
If not correct (if
brew doctor is ok, you shouldn’t have to), run the following command (you may be using an other file than
~/.bash_profile, according to your shell) :
$ echo 'export PATH="/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin:~/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.bash_profile
Install bash-completion :
$ brew install bash-completion
nano ~/.bash_profile , add the following inside the file :
#bash-completion if [ -f $(brew --prefix)/etc/bash_completion ]; then . $(brew --prefix)/etc/bash_completion fi #git-config #export PS1='\u@\h:\w$(__git_ps1) \$ ' export GIT_PS1_SHOWDIRTYSTATE=1 GIT_PS1_SHOWSTASHSTATE=1 GIT_PS1_SHOWUNTRACKEDFILES=1 export GIT_PS1_SHOWUPSTREAM=verbose GIT_PS1_DESCRIBE_STYLE=branch export PROMPT_COMMAND='__git_ps1 "\u@\h:\w" " \\\$ "' export GIT_PS1_SHOWCOLORHINTS=1
For better logs :
nano ~/.gitconfig (it may already exist, if not create it) and add the following (source) :
[alias] st = status ci = commit lg = log --graph --pretty=tformat:'%Cred%h%Creset -%C(auto)%d%Creset %s %Cgreen(%an %ar)%Creset' oops = commit --amend --no-edit
Go to a local git repo and see the magic of your new git prompt !
Other resources :
Update : My gitconfig and some more infos (like how to setup a visual diff/merge tool)