Show the current user and host name.

Sample Configuration#

"type": "session",
"style": "diamond",
"foreground": "#ffffff",
"background": "#c386f1",
"leading_diamond": "\uE0B6",
"trailing_diamond": "\uE0B0"


  • user_info_separator: string - text/icon to put in between the user and host name - defaults to @
  • ssh_icon: string - text/icon to display first when in an active SSH session - defaults to \uF817
  • user_color: string color - override the foreground color of the user name
  • host_color: string color - override the foreground color of the host name
  • display_user: boolean - display the user name or not - defaults to true
  • display_host: boolean - display the host name or not - defaults to true
  • default_user_name: string - name of the default user - defaults to empty
  • display_default: boolean - display the segment or not when the user matches default_user_name - defaults to true
  • template: string - A go [text/template][go-text-template] template extended with [sprig][sprig] utilizing the properties below. Only used when a value is set, making the above properties obsolete.

Template Properties#

  • .UserName: string - the current user's name
  • .DefaultUserName: - the default user name (set with the POSH_SESSION_DEFAULT_USER env var or default_user_name property)
  • .ComputerName: string - the current computer's name
  • .SSHSession: boolean - active SSH session or not
  • .Root: boolean - are you a root/admin user or not

Environmnent Variables#

  • POSH_SESSION_DEFAULT_USER - used to override the hardcoded default_user_name property