June 1, 2020
If you work most of the time on the CLI like I do you might want to add a bit of color to your shell. With this customized bashrc you get a bash prompt streched over 2 line so you can easily see the user, host, path and git branch if you are in a git repository at a glance. In addition
grep are colorized if your system supports it. As always you can check out the sourcecode in the associated git repository on github at https://github.com/ckaserer/bash-bashrc.git.
First we clone the git repository to your machine via
git clone https://github.com/ckaserer/bash-bashrc.git
Next we configure your
~/.bashrc to source the content of the
bashrc file from the repo. We do that by adding the following line to the end of your
if [ -f /path/to/bash-bashrc/bashrc ]; then . /path/to/bash-bashrc/bashrc; fi
What did we do just now?! By adding the line above to your
~/.bashrc we source the
/path/to/bash-bashrc/bashrc file if the file exists on a new bash.
It won’t work right away since your
~/.bashrc is only read when you open a new shell. Either open a new shell by executing
or source the
/path/to/bash-bashrc/bashrc file manually in your current shell by executing