Put working git branch in shell prompt for bash and zsh?

Alfred Perlstein bright at mu.org
Fri Dec 4 16:19:16 UTC 2015

On 12/4/15 6:20 AM, Craig Rodrigues wrote:
> Hi,
> I am heavily using git for my projects these days.
> Typically I am working on multiple projects, with
> multiple checked out trees.  I am also switching
> between branches a lot.
> Sometimes because I am working with so many
> checked out trees, I lose track of what branch
> I am working on.
> Can anyone point me to a "stupid shell trick"
> which would put the currently active branch in the
> shell prompt?  I typically use bash and zsh shells,
> so having the trick for those shells would be useful.
> Thank!

I believe you can use the output of `git rev-parse --abbrev-ref HEAD`

If this doesn't work exactly, then just play around with git's 
"rev-parse" command, it should work.


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