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Secondary prompt

info

This feature only works in powershell, zsh and bash for the time being.

The secondary prompt is displayed when a command text spans multiple lines. The default is > .

You can use go text/template templates extended with sprig to enrich the text. Environment variables are available, just like the console_title_template functionality.

Configuration#

You need to extend or create a custom theme with your secondary prompt override. For example:

{
"$schema": "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/JanDeDobbeleer/oh-my-posh/main/themes/schema.json",
"blocks": [
...
],
"secondary_prompt": {
"background": "transparent",
"foreground": "#ffffff",
"template": "-> "
}
}

The configuration has the following properties:

  • background: string color
  • foreground: string color
  • template: string - a go text/template template extended with sprig utilizing the properties below - defaults to >

Template (info)#

  • .Root: boolean - is the current user root/admin or not
  • .Shell: string - the current shell name
  • .UserName: string - the current user name
  • .HostName: string - the host name