Show Your Git Branch in Bash

January 12, 2018Ted Martin

An excellent tool to know which branch you are working on when you are in a project is not some huge plugin. Rather, adding the following to your ‘.bashrc’ file will add the Git Branch you are on to your Bash terminal when in a Git directory/project.

parse_git_branch() {
  git branch 2> /dev/null | sed -e '/^[^*]/d' -e 's/* \(.*\)/ (\1)/'
export PS1="\u@\h \[\033[32m\]\w\[\033[33m\]\$(parse_git_branch)\[\033[00m\] $ "

That’s it, enjoy!