Terminal Customization :: Howto Setup Powerline for your Terminal Prompt

mesaboogie
  2 weeks ago
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Howto Setup Powerline for your Terminal Prompt

VERIFIED in Mint 19.3 and 20.0

Click here for screenshot :: [ https://imgur.com/a/1p9olUC ]

 (1)    Install powerline :: [ sudo apt install powerline ]

 (2)    Setup your $SHELL ::

   * bashhttps://powerline.readthedocs.io/en/master/usage/shell-prompts.html#bash-prompt ]

                    Edit ~/.bashrc to insert the following (code snippet) section and save the file.

                      Note: You can place this section at the bottom of ~/.bashrc

-------------------- BEGIN ~/.bashrc code snippet --------------------

# powerline

powerline-daemon -q
POWERLINE_BASH_CONTINUATION=1
POWERLINE_BASH_SELECT=1
source /usr/share/powerline/bindings/bash/powerline.sh

---------------------  END ~/.bashrc code snippet --------------------

    * fishhttps://powerline.readthedocs.io/en/master/usage/shell-prompts.html#fish-prompt ]

                  Create the file ~/.config/fish/config.fish and Edit the file to insert the following

                     (code snippet) section and save the file.

---------------------  BEGIN ~/.config/fish/config.fish code snippet --------------------

set fish_function_path $fish_function_path "/usr/share/powerline/bindings/fish"
powerline-setup

---------------------  END ~/.config/fish/config.fish code snippet --------------------

 

NOTE: No need to logout and log back in. Just close your terminals and re-open terminal and enjoy your new powerline prompt!