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nojhan/liquidprompt: A full-featured & carefully designed adaptive prompt for Bash & Zsh

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/10/05

Wow: nojhan/liquidprompt: A full-featured & carefully designed adaptive prompt for Bash & Zsh

This is really useful!

via:

Sort of tanslated from the first “via” (note that “mit Alles und Scharf” is hard to translate; it’s somewhere between “everything but the kitchen sink, but done right” and “right on the money”):

Bash Prompt Overkill: https://github.com/nojhan/liquidprompt is a Bash “Prompt doing it all right”-extension, which doesn’t care how much any feature costs as we have cores, gigabytes and SSD.

Liquid Prompt automagically recognises context and enables a plethora of features in the prompt when needed based on that context.

It’s like pixie dust for your prompt.

You can configure everything, but you don’t have to: the out of the box experience is already like pixie dust for your prompt.

It works on OS X too and is part of homebrew:

$ brew install liquidprompt
==> Using the sandbox
==> Downloading https://github.com/nojhan/liquidprompt/archive/v_1.11.tar.gz
==> Downloading from https://codeload.github.com/nojhan/liquidprompt/tar.gz/v_1.11
######################################################################## 100.0%
==> Caveats
Add the following lines to your bash or zsh config (e.g. ~/.bash_profile):
  if [ -f /usr/local/share/liquidprompt ]; then
    . /usr/local/share/liquidprompt
  fi
If you'd like to reconfigure options, you may do so in ~/.liquidpromptrc.
A sample file you may copy and modify has been installed to
  /usr/local/share/liquidpromptrc-dist
Don't modify the PROMPT_COMMAND variable elsewhere in your shell config;
that will break things.
==> Summary
🍺  /usr/local/Cellar/liquidprompt/1.11: 7 files, 125.6K, built in 3 seconds
[jeroenp:~/Versioned] 10s $

–jeroen

German materials

The German Video “Linux – Liquid prompt” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHMQKZGjjiw is by www.openscreencast.de and based on Linux Mint 15 recorded on 20131012 and licensed by https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

The video is based on originating text source “Liquid prompt – Eine erweiterte Prompt für Bash und zsh” written by Sujeevan Vijayakumaran (http://svij.org/) at [WayBackhttp://www.freiesmagazin.de/freiesMagazin-2013-09

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