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To show the status of the current project in the bash prompt, using color, add this to ~/.bashrc:

parse_git_branch() {
     git branch 2> /dev/null | sed -e '/^[^*]/d' -e 's/* \(.*\)/ (\1)/'
export PS1="\u@\h \[\033[01;32m\]\w\[\033[33m\]\$(parse_git_branch)\[\033[00m\] $ "

I think the location is significant; in my files, it's right after PS1 is first defined.

  • Note 2023-04-04: Adding it at the end of the file also works, but may override non-Git colors.
  • Note 2023-04-24: You will need to start a new bash session for this change to take effect.

Example of what this looks like:
2023-01-08.bash git prompt.png