Back when bash was the default shell for macOS, I had updated the
.bash_profile file to change the prompt on my computer. Well, that doesn’t work with zsh, it seems.
In bash, I had it set by adding this line to the
export PS1="\d \t \w 💩 "
Now in zsh is in the
~/.zshrc file, and just copying and pasting that into it didn’t work. It doesn’t seem to like the \ commands. Turns out that it now uses % commands, but it’s not a one to one relationship, so I thought I’d map it out to try to figure out what is what, because Googling didn’t help.
Some of these just show up a number, if you know what it is, comment below, or tweet at me, or hit me up on Slack.
%c shows the current directory (~ or Desktop)
%d shows the full path (/Users/username/Desktop)
%e is showing a 0
%h is showing a 92
%i is showing a 1
%j is showing a 0
%l is showing s003
%m and %M show the computer name
%n and %C show the current user
%t shows the current time in a 12 hour clock
%w shows the current day (Mon 28)
%x and %N show the shell (-zsh)
%y shows the session (ttys001)
%D shows the date (YY-MM-DD)
%I shows 1
%L shows 1
%S seems to have inverted the colours after it.
%T shows the time in a 24 hour clock
%U underlines the text after it
%W shows the date (MM/DD/YY)
Now I set it to
export PS1="%D %t %c 💩 "