# Show git branch in the bash command promptedit

When you install git on your computer, you may find new variables available in the environment, it is $(__git_ps1). This variable contains the branch name of the current repository. The only thing you need to edit ~/.bashrc and add $(__git_ps1) to the PS1 definition in this way

if [ "$color_prompt" = yes ]; then PS1='${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}$\033[01;32m$\u@\h$\033[00m$:$\033[01;34m$\w$\033[00m$$(__git_ps1)\$' else PS1='${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\u@\h:\w$(__git_ps1)\$' fi  N.B. the $(__git_ps1) is available by default for Ubuntu >= 14.04, you may check if it works by just going to any git repository and run echo $(__git_ps1) ~/Work/moiseevigor.github.io$ echo $(__git_ps1); (master)  If you see an empty string, so just source it from /etc/bash_completion.d/git, and in this case the ~/.bashrc will look like source /etc/bash_completion.d/git if [ "$color_prompt" = yes ]; then
PS1='${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}$\033[01;32m$\u@\h$\033[00m$:$\033[01;34m$\w$\033[00m$$(__git_ps1)\$ '
else
PS1='${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\u@\h:\w$(__git_ps1)\$ '
fi


This is it, now you have a gorgeous prompt

:~/moiseevigor.github.io (master)\$


Have a nice branching!