Pretty, minimal and fast ZSH prompt (by sindresorhus)

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  • Carapace: A multi-shell completion library and binary
    8 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 22 Apr 2024
    Beyond zprof (https://www.bigbinary.com/blog/zsh-profiling) not really I'm afraid. I did the majority of my zsh-prompt hacking 10 years ago and haven't thought about it since. That snippet could be from anywhere.

    You could peek at something like zprezto https://github.com/sorin-ionescu/prezto or pure https://github.com/sindresorhus/pure for tips.

    Fetching git/hg/... info is always slow, so try and speed that up where you can (as to how to do that, uhh... I know my prompt has a dirty-state check nicked from pure for speed reasons). You can also cache any `asdf init zsh` or similar to a file and do the same "run in background" trick so the next shell will have any changes.

    The biggest improvement I can remember was dropping zprezto for my own much smaller config, I really did not need much comparatively. Mostly some git info and "good default" options. I use zgenom for a plugin manager but only have 3 plugins, probably I should just dump it and inline the plugins to avoid getting owned one day.

  • Config to make powerlevel10k look like Starship?
    1 project | /r/zsh | 21 Apr 2023
    Run p10k configure and choose Lean style. Pure style is inferior in all respects. It exists to make https://github.com/sindresorhus/pure users feel at home.
  • What is this terminal and how do I get it?
    2 projects | /r/vscode | 6 Apr 2023
  • Pure: Pretty, minimal and fast ZSH prompt
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 13 Sep 2022
  • A Web Developer's Ultimate Guide to the Terminal on macOS
    14 projects | dev.to | 21 Jul 2022
    git clone "$HOME/.zsh/pure" downloads Pure from GitHub. Here we tell git where to download from ("https://github.com/sindresorhus/pure.git") and where to put the downloaded files ("$HOME/.zsh/pure")
  • Useful Shell Prompt (2020)
    6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 1 Apr 2022
    I've been using pure theme for a few years and absolutely love it. It shows me everything I need, but doesn't feel cluttered.

    It uses 2 lines, which is actually really nice. It gives space to show where you are and git status/branch, while still allowing you to write long commands.


  • Suggest a fast convenient zsh prompt?
    4 projects | /r/zsh | 29 Jan 2022
    I’ve always been pretty happy with https://github.com/sindresorhus/pure
  • pure prompt
    1 project | /r/ohmyzsh | 6 Jan 2022
    hey I am trying to install the Pure prompt but I am unable to do so using npm I tried to find an alternative made for oh my zsh method so I tried to do this but it results in an error saying that the pure theme can not be found even though I can see the symlink in the themes folder all I did different from this was to clone it into the themes folder so please help thanks in advance
  • Mastering Bash and Terminal
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 10 Dec 2021
    My favorite for this purpose is pure prompt: https://github.com/sindresorhus/pure

    I wasn’t sure about multi line at first, but really digging it now.

  • What are some of the best zsh themes?
    3 projects | /r/zsh | 29 Oct 2021
    https://github.com/sindresorhus/pure has been my go-to for years. Haven't found a reason to change.
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sindresorhus/pure is an open source project licensed under MIT License which is an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of pure is Shell.

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