Displaying the current repo in your prompt

I tend to nest repos a lot in my usual workflow (The common elements are generally ~/code/ext/[repo], but with the pull_ext infrastructure I wrote, >5 levels of nesting are not uncommon).

To work around this, I wanted my prompt to hilight the root of the current repository and also tell me what type of repo it is.

vcs_info does this, but I find the configuration quite inflexible, and some of the tests are quite expensive so I decided to quickly hack something together.

I arrived at

Which recurses back from the current directory, looks for the metadata for the 4 VCS systems that I use, and exports a character for my prompt and for the colored PWD.

Then I only run this on directory changes to keep things quick (Which does mean that `git init .` won’t update the prompt until you shuffle about a bit.

The net result is this

repo aware prompt

About richo

I enjoy exploring interesting concepts in weird languages. I also like hacking on all of the things.
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