Bash Terminal Customizations for RVM and Git with

In process of customizing my bash terminal prompt in my ~/.bash_profile, I thought it would be great to show which RVM and Git branch I was on.

You can make yours look similar to this: Screenshot of what Navid’s Bash Terminal Looks Like

The solution is to use You can get it via git:

git clone git://

Or you can get it from git-completion

** NOTE ** Backup your ~/ file before you make changes to it in case you want to revert!

  1. Copy the file to ~/
  2. Then replace your PS1 line in your ~/.bash_login, if you have one, with the following, if you want yours to look like the screenshot linked to above.

* Be sure to open a new terminal window to see the changes.

# Bash Prompt Colors, includes colors for RVM and Git
source ~/

__client () { local mypwd=${PWD##*Consulting/}; echo -n ${mypwd%%/*} ;}

if [[ -s /Users/rab/.rvm/scripts/rvm ]] ; then source /Users/rab/.rvm/scripts/rvm ; fi

export CLICOLOR=1
export LSCOLORS=GxFxCxDxBxegedabagaced

# last two parts of pwd in the prompt
# 01 = bg_black; 32 = green; 33 = yellow; 34 = blue
if [ -n "$PS1" ]; then
    PS1='\[\033[00;34m\][${rvm_ruby_string:-$(ruby -v | awk "{print \\$1 \"-\" \\$2}")}]\[\033[00m\] \[\033[01;32m\]$(__client)\[\033[00m\]:\[\033[00;32m\]$(echo "$(basename $(dirname "$(pwd)"))/$(basename "$(pwd)")")\[\033[00m\]$(__git_ps1 " (\[\033[00;33m\]%s\[\033[00m\])") \$ '
    stty discard '^-'
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