So obviously, this blog will be more of a notebook to me than it is an actual Blog. And just so we get things started, Here’s that…

A note before we get started with the steps, The following steps where implemented and tested on a macOS machine. I assume the differences to the other OS will be mainly in the file paths.

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you need to have those files on you computer in the HOME directory.

if you decided to place those files elsewhere, make sure to update the the script accordingly.

if [ -f ~/.git-completion.bash ]; then
        . ~/.git-completion.bash

if [ -f ~/ ]; then
        . ~/

export LS_OPTIONS='--color=auto'
export CLICOLOR='Yes'
export LSCOLORS=gxfxbEaEBxxEhEhBaDaCaD

export PS1=$LIGHT_GRAY"\W"'$(
    if [[ $(__git_ps1) =~ \*\)$ ]]
    # a file has been modified but not added
    then echo "'$YELLOW'"$(__git_ps1 " (%s)")
    elif [[ $(__git_ps1) =~ \+\)$ ]]
    # a file has been added, but not commited
    then echo "'$MAGENTA'"$(__git_ps1 " (%s)")
    # the state is clean, changes are commited
    else echo "'$RED'"$(__git_ps1 " (%s)")
    fi)'$WHITE"$ "

if you wanted to use different colors other than the ones provided above. Visit this link

once you add that script to ~_.bash_profile
you’ll just need to either restart the terminal for the changes to take effect completely or run . ~_.bash_profile to every session you have open

Finally, I can’t claim authorship to the code presented above, I found this note deep down in my old notes and I think that the starting code to this was found somewhere on StackOverflow. I will share the source as soon as I get a handle of it.