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Display git information when in a git repository. Also works for subfolders. For maximum compatibility, make sure your git executable is up-to-date (when branch or status information is incorrect for example).


PowerShell offers support for the posh-git module for autocompletion, but it is disabled by default. To enable this, set $env:POSH_GIT_ENABLED = $true in your $PROFILE after initializing Oh My Posh. This will also make use of the posh-git output rather than do additional work to get the git status.

If you want to display the default posh-git output, do not set the above environment variable and add the following snippet after initializing Oh My Posh in your $PROFILE:

function Set-PoshGitStatus {
$global:GitStatus = Get-GitStatus
$env:POSH_GIT_STRING = Write-GitStatus -Status $global:GitStatus
New-Alias -Name 'Set-PoshContext' -Value 'Set-PoshGitStatus' -Scope Global -Force

You can then use the POSH_GIT_STRING environment variable in a text segment:

"template": "{{ if .Env.POSH_GIT_STRING }} {{ .Env.POSH_GIT_STRING }} {{ end }}"

Sample Configurationโ€‹

"type": "git",
"style": "powerline",
"powerline_symbol": "๎‚ฐ",
"foreground": "#193549",
"background": "#ffeb3b",
"background_templates": [
"{{ if or (.Working.Changed) (.Staging.Changed) }}#FFEB3B{{ end }}",
"{{ if and (gt .Ahead 0) (gt .Behind 0) }}#FFCC80{{ end }}",
"{{ if gt .Ahead 0 }}#B388FF{{ end }}",
"{{ if gt .Behind 0 }}#B388FB{{ end }}"
"template": "{{ .UpstreamIcon }}{{ .HEAD }}{{if .BranchStatus }} {{ .BranchStatus }}{{ end }}{{ if .Working.Changed }} ๏„ {{ .Working.String }}{{ end }}{{ if and (.Working.Changed) (.Staging.Changed) }} |{{ end }}{{ if .Staging.Changed }} ๏† {{ .Staging.String }}{{ end }}{{ if gt .StashCount 0 }} ๏ƒ‡ {{ .StashCount }}{{ end }}",
"properties": {
"fetch_status": true,
"fetch_upstream_icon": true,
"untracked_modes": {
"/Users/user/Projects/oh-my-posh/": "no"


Fetching informationโ€‹

As doing multiple git calls can slow down the prompt experience, we do not fetch information by default. You can set the following properties to true to enable fetching additional information (and populate the template).

fetch_statusbooleanfalsefetch the local changes
ignore_status[]stringdo not fetch status for these repo's. Uses the repo's root folder and same logic as the exclude_folders property
fetch_upstream_iconbooleanfalsefetch upstream icon
fetch_bare_infobooleanfalsefetch bare repo info
untracked_modesmap[string]stringmap of repo's where to override the default untracked files mode:
  • no
  • normal
  • all
For example "untracked_modes": { "/Users/me/repos/repo1": "no" } - defaults to normal for all repo's. If you want to override for all repo's, use * to set the mode instead of the repo path
ignore_submodulesmap[string]stringmap of repo's where to change the --ignore-submodules flag (none, untracked, dirty or all). For example "ignore_submodules": { "/Users/me/repos/repo1": "all" }. If you want to override for all repo's, use * to set the mode instead of the repo path
native_fallbackbooleanfalsewhen set to true and git.exe is not available when inside a WSL2 shared Windows drive, we will fallback to the native git executable to fetch data. Not all information can be displayed in this case
fetch_userUserfalsefetch the current configured user for the repository
status_formatsmap[string]stringa key, value map allowing to override how individual status items are displayed. For example, "status_formats": { "Added": "Added: %d" } will display the added count as Added: 1 instead of +1. See the Status section for available overrides.



branch_iconstring\uE0A0the icon to use in front of the git branch name
branch_identical_iconstring\u2261the icon to display when remote and local are identical
branch_ahead_iconstring\u2191the icon to display when the local branch is ahead of its remote
branch_behind_iconstring\u2193the icon to display when the local branch is behind its remote
branch_gone_iconstring\u2262the icon to display when there's no remote branch
branch_max_lengthint0the max length for the displayed branch name where 0 implies full length
truncate_symbolstringthe icon to display when a branch name is truncated
commit_iconstring\uF417icon/text to display before the commit context (detached HEAD)
tag_iconstring\uF412icon/text to display before the tag context
rebase_iconstring\uE728icon/text to display before the context when in a rebase
cherry_pick_iconstring\uE29Bicon/text to display before the context when doing a cherry-pick
revert_iconstring\uF0E2icon/text to display before the context when doing a revert
merge_iconstring\uE727icon/text to display before the merge context
no_commits_iconstring\uF594icon/text to display when there are no commits in the repo


github_iconstring\uF408icon/text to display when the upstream is Github
gitlab_iconstring\uF296icon/text to display when the upstream is Gitlab
bitbucket_iconstring\uF171icon/text to display when the upstream is Bitbucket
azure_devops_iconstring\uEBE8icon/text to display when the upstream is Azure DevOps
codecommit_iconstring\uF270icon/text to display when the upstream is AWS CodeCommit
git_iconstring\uE5FBicon/text to display when the upstream is not known/mapped
upstream_iconsmap[string]stringa key, value map representing the remote URL (or a part of that URL) and icon to use in case the upstream URL contains the key. These get precedence over the standard icons

Template (info)โ€‹

default template
{{ .HEAD }}{{if .BranchStatus }} {{ .BranchStatus }}{{ end }}{{ if .Working.Changed }} \uF044 {{ .Working.String }}{{ end }}{{ if and (.Staging.Changed) (.Working.Changed) }} |{{ end }}{{ if .Staging.Changed }} \uF046 {{ .Staging.String }}{{ end }}


.RepoNamestringthe repo folder name
.WorkingStatuschanges in the worktree (see below)
.StagingStatusstaged changes in the work tree (see below)
.HEADstringthe current HEAD context (branch/rebase/merge/...)
.Refstringthe current HEAD reference (branch/tag/...)
.Behindintcommits behind of upstream
.Aheadintcommits ahead of upstream
.BranchStatusstringthe current branch context (ahead/behind string representation)
.Upstreamstringthe upstream name (remote)
.UpstreamGonebooleanwhether the upstream is gone (no remote)
.UpstreamIconstringthe upstream icon (based on the icons above)
.UpstreamURLstringthe upstream URL for use in hyperlinks in templates: {{ url .UpstreamIcon .UpstreamURL }}
.StashCountintthe stash count
.WorktreeCountintthe worktree count
.IsWorkTreebooleanif in a worktree repo or not
.IsBarebooleanif in a bare repo or not, only set when fetch_bare_info is set to true
.Dirstringthe repository's root directory
.Krakenstringa link to the current HEAD in GitKraken for use in hyperlinks in templates {{ url .HEAD .Kraken }}
.CommitCommitHEAD commit information (see below)
.Detachedbooleantrue when the head is detached
.Mergebooleantrue when in a merge
.Rebasebooleantrue when in a rebase
.CherryPickbooleantrue when in a cherry pick
.Revertbooleantrue when in a revert
.LatestTagstringthe latest tag name


.Unmergedintnumber of unmerged changes
.Deletedintnumber of deleted changes
.Addedintnumber of added changes
.Modifiedintnumber of modified changes
.Untrackedintnumber of untracked changes
.Changedbooleanif the status contains changes or not
.Stringstringa string representation of the changes above

Local changes use the following syntax:



.AuthorUserthe author of the commit (see below)
.CommitterUserthe comitter of the commit (see below)
.Subjectstringthe commit subject
.Timestamptime.Timethe commit timestamp
.Shastringthe commit SHA1


.Namestringthe user's name
.Emailstringthe user's email