Hi folks! I have been spending a lot of time with KStars lately. I will write a detailed account on the work done till now, but here’s something I found interesting. This, I think is a handy ‘precautionary’ trick that every newbie should implement to avoid pushing to the wrong git repo/branch.
Here’s what you do. Open up the konsole and type cd ~ (This should take you to your home directory. Now what we need to do is add one line to your .bashrc file.
Opens up your .bashrc file in the nano editor (you could choose vim, or emacs too).
Add this line export PS1=’\W$(__git_ps1 “(%s)”)> to the part of the ‘if block’ that pertains to bash completion. In my case this is how my .bashrc looks.
if [ -f /usr/share/bash-completion/bash_completion ]; then
export PS1=’\W$(__git_ps1 “(%s)”)> ‘
elif [ -f /etc/bash_completion ]; then
What this does is that it changes the text on your konsole. Whenever you enter a git repository, the text on your console reads the repo name with the git branch you are on currently (hence the %s to the __git_ps1 variable). This is how my kstars repository now looks.
~> cd Projects/kstars/
kstars(gsoc2015-constellationart)> git branch
kstars(gsoc2015-constellationart)> git checkout master
Switched to branch ‘master’
Your branch is up-to-date with ‘origin/master’.
Now you can always know what branch you are on, without typing git branch. Pretty neat! 😎