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How to show the git branch in the terminal

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How to show the git branch in the terminal

How to see the current git branch in the terminal.

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Dany Paredes
·Feb 9, 2022·

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I'm a git Kraken lover but sometimes surf into my projects. I love to know in which branch I'm working.

Edit the .bash_profile and paste the following lines.

parse_git_branch() {
    git branch 2> /dev/null | sed -e '/^[^*]/d' -e 's/* \(.*\)/ (\1)/'
}
export PS1="\[\033[32m\]\w - \$(parse_git_branch)\[\033[00m\] $ "

Terminal with branch name

If you are using zsh

function parse_git_branch() {
    git branch 2> /dev/null | sed -n -e 's/^\* \(.*\)/[\1]/p'
}
export PROMPT='%~ $(parse_git_branch) $ '

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