zsh plugin to add prompt reminders for git user.email
Do you git commit under multiple email addresses depending on the situation? (For example different addresses for work and open source projects.) Tend to forget which one you have active at a given time, leading to having to amend commits to fix it? This is for you.
I personally use this to have an emoji in my prompt to remind me which email will be recorded when I git commit.
The shell function
git_prompt_useremail will echo the email address your
next commit will be attributed to (checking both the
environment variable and the local
git-config cascade for
More importantly, the
git_prompt_useremail_symbol function will echo to you a
handy user definable emoji/icon/unicode-glyph for quick recognizeability!
To define the symbols, add entries to your git configuration (
also see git-config for details of the many options there), with the format:
[emailprompt "firstname.lastname@example.org"] prompt = 🥂 [emailprompt "email@example.com"] prompt = 👔 [emailprompt "firstname.lastname@example.org"] prompt = 🦇
I personally like to put this one in my
export RPROMPT='$(git_prompt_useremail_symbol) '
Note that extra space at the end makes emoji in the RPROMPT look better in the macOS terminal. The single quotation marks are important though, so that the execution happens every time $RPROMPT is evaluated rather than when you first set it.
antigen bundle mroth/git-prompt-useremail to your
.zshrc with your other bundle commands.
Antigen will handle cloning the plugin for you automatically the next time you start zsh. You can also add the plugin to a running zsh with
antigen bundle mroth/git-prompt-useremail for testing before adding it to your
git clone https://github.com/mroth/git-prompt-useremail
- Add git-prompt-useremail to your plugin list - edit
zgen load mroth/git-prompt-useremail to your
.zshrc file in the same function you're doing your other
zgen load calls in. Zgen will handle automatically cloning the plugin for you the next time you do a
This script should work fine in bash as well, I just haven't tested it. PRs with modifications and installation instructions are very welcome!