Displaying repository status in invitation

This is an additional functionality that is not required to work with Git but is very helpful in this regard. When working with Git it is very convenient when you can immediately determine whether you are in a regular directory or in a Git repository. In addition, it would be good to understand status of current repository. To do this, you need to install a special utility that will show status of repository. To install utility, copy its repository to user’s home directory under which you work:

cd ~
git clone https://github.com/magicmonty/bash-git-prompt.git .bash-git-prompt --depth=1

And then add to the end of ~/.bashrc file such lines:

source ~/.bash-git-prompt/gitprompt.sh

To apply changes, restart bash:

exec bash

In my configuration command line invitation is spread over several lines, so you will have a different one. Please note that additional information appears when you move to repository.

Now, if you’re in a regular catalog, invitation is like this:


If you go to Git repository: