Configuration

๐Ÿ”ฅ Configuration is currently being worked on. Many new configuration options will be available in coming releases.

To get started configuring starship, create the following file: ~/.config/starship.toml.

$ touch ~/.config/starship.toml

All configuration for starship is done in this TOML file:

# Don't print a new line at the start of the prompt
add_newline = false

# Replace the "โฏ" symbol in the prompt with "โžœ"
[character]      # The name of the module we are confguring is "character"
symbol = "โžœ"     # The "symbol" segment is being set to "โžœ"

# Disable the package module, hiding it from the prompt completely
[package]
disabled = true

Terminology

Module: A component in the prompt giving information based on contextual information from your OS. For example, the "nodejs" module shows the version of NodeJS that is currently installed on your computer, if your current directory is a NodeJS project.

Segment: Smaller sub-components that compose a module. For example, the "symbol" segment in the "nodejs" module contains the character that is shown before the version number (โฌข by default).

Here is the representation of the node module. In the following example, "symbol" and "version" are segments within it. Every module also has a prefix and suffix that are the default terminal color.

[prefix]      [symbol]     [version]    [suffix]
 "via "         "โฌข"        "v10.4.1"       ""

Prompt

This is the list of prompt-wide configuration options.

Options

Variable Default Description
add_newline true Add a new line before the start of the prompt.
prompt_order link Configure the order in which the prompt module occurs.

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

# Disable the newline at the start of the prompt
add_newline = false
# Overwrite a default_prompt_order and  use custom prompt_order
prompt_order=["rust","line_break","package","line_break","character"]

Default prompt order

The default_prompt_order configuration option is used to define the order in which modules are shown in the prompt, if empty or no prompt_order is provided. The default is as shown:

default_prompt_order = [
    "username",
    "directory",
    "git_branch",
    "git_status",
    "package",
    "nodejs",
    "ruby",
    "rust",
    "python",
    "golang",
    "cmd_duration",
    "line_break",
    "jobs",
    "battery",
    "character",
]

Battery

The battery module shows how charged the device's battery is and its current charging status. The module is only visible when the device's battery is below 10%.

Options

Variable Default Description
full_symbol "โ€ข" The symbol shown when the battery is full.
charging_symbol "โ‡ก" The symbol shown when the battery is charging.
discharging_symbol "โ‡ฃ" The symbol shown when the battery is discharging.
disabled false Disables the battery module.

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

[battery]
full_symbol = "๐Ÿ”‹"
charging_symbol = "โšก๏ธ"
discharging_symbol = "๐Ÿ’€"

Character

The character module shows a character (usually an arrow) beside where the text is entered in your terminal.

The character will tell you whether the last command was successful or not. It can do this in two ways: by changing color (red/green) or by changing its shape (โฏ/โœ–). The latter will only be done if use_symbol_for_status is set to true.

Options

Variable Default Description
symbol "โฏ" The symbol used before the text input in the prompt.
error_symbol "โœ–" The symbol used before text input if the previous command failed.
use_symbol_for_status false Indicate error status by changing the symbol.
vicmd_symbol "โฎ" The symbol used before the text input in the prompt if zsh is in vim normal mode.
disabled false Disables the character module.

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

[character]
symbol = "โžœ"
error_symbol = "โœ—"
use_symbol_for_status = true

Command Duration

The cmd_duration module shows how long the last command took to execute. The module will be shown only if the command took longer than two seconds, or the min_time config value, if it exists.

Do not hook the DEBUG trap in Bash

If you are running Starship in bash, do not hook the DEBUG trap after running eval $(starship init $0), or this module will break.

Bash users who need preexec-like functionality can use rcaloras's bash_preexec framework. Simply define the arrays preexec_functions and precmd_functions before running eval $(starship init $0), and then proceed as normal.

Options

Variable Default Description
min_time 2 Shortest duration to show time for.
disabled false Disables the cmd_duration module.

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

[cmd_duration]
min_time = 4

Directory

The directory module shows the path to your current directory, truncated to three parent folders. Your directory will also be truncated to the root of the git repo that you're currently in.

Options

Variable Default Description
truncation_length 3 The number of parent folders that the current directory should be truncated to.
truncate_to_repo true Whether or not to truncate to the root of the git repo that you're currently in.
disabled false Disables the directory module.

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

[directory]
truncation_length = 8

Git Branch

The git_branch module shows the active branch of the repo in your current directory.

Options

Variable Default Description
symbol "๎‚  " The symbol used before the branch name of the repo in your current directory.
disabled false Disables the git_branch module.

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

[git_branch]
symbol = "๐ŸŒฑ "

Git Status

The git_status module shows symbols representing the state of the repo in your current directory.

Options

Variable Default Description
conflicted "=" This branch has merge conflicts.
ahead "โ‡ก" This branch is ahead of the branch being tracked.
behind "โ‡ฃ" This branch is behind of the branch being tracked.
diverged "โ‡•" This branch has diverged from the branch being tracked.
untracked "?" There are untracked files in the working directory.
stashed "$" A stash exists for the local repository.
modified "!" There are file modifications in the working directory.
added "+" A new file has been added to the staging area.
renamed "ยป" A renamed file has been added to the staging area.
deleted "โœ˜" A file's deletion has been added to the staging area.
disabled false Disables the git_status module.

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

[git_status]
conflicted = "๐Ÿณ"
ahead = "๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’จ"
behind = "๐Ÿ˜ฐ"
diverged = "๐Ÿ˜ต"
untracked = "๐Ÿคทโ€"
stashed = "๐Ÿ“ฆ"
modified = "๐Ÿ“"
added = "โž•"
renamed = "๐Ÿ‘…"
deleted = "๐Ÿ—‘"

Golang

The golang module shows the currently installed version of Golang. The module will be shown if any of the following conditions are met:

  • The current directory contains a go.mod file
  • The current directory contains a go.sum file
  • The current directory contains a glide.yaml file
  • The current directory contains a Gopkg.yml file
  • The current directory contains a Gopkg.lock file
  • The current directory contains a Godeps directory
  • The current directory contains a file with the .go extension

Options

Variable Default Description
symbol "๐Ÿน " The symbol used before displaying the version of Golang.
disabled false Disables the golang module.

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

[golang]
symbol = "๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’จ "

Jobs

The jobs module shows the current number of jobs running. The module will be shown only if there are background jobs running. The module will show the number of jobs running if there is more than 1 job, or more than the threshold config value, if it exists.

Options

Variable Default Description
threshold 1 Show number of jobs if exceeded.
disabled false Disables the jobs module.

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

[jobs]
threshold = 4

Line Break

The line_break module separates the prompt into two lines.

Options

Variable Default Description
disabled false Disables the line_break module, making the prompt a single line.

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

[line_break]
disabled = true

Ruby

The ruby module shows the currently installed version of Ruby. The module will be shown if any of the following conditions are met:

  • The current directory contains a Gemfile file
  • The current directory contains a .rb file

Options

Variable Default Description
disabled false Disables the ruby module.

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

[ruby]
disabled = false

NodeJS

The nodejs module shows the currently installed version of NodeJS. The module will be shown if any of the following conditions are met:

  • The current directory contains a package.json file
  • The current directory contains a node_modules directory
  • The current directory contains a file with the .js extension

Options

Variable Default Description
symbol "โฌข " The symbol used before displaying the version of NodeJS.
disabled false Disables the nodejs module.

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

[nodejs]
symbol = "๐Ÿค– "

Package Version

The package module is shown when the current directory is the repository for a package, and shows its current version. The module currently supports npm, cargo, and poetry packages.

  • npm โ€“ The npm package version is extracted from the package.json present in the current directory
  • cargo โ€“ The cargo package version is extracted from the Cargo.toml present in the current directory
  • poetry โ€“ The poetry package version is extracted from the pyproject.toml present in the current directory

โš ๏ธ The version being shown is that of the package whose source code is in your current directory, not your package manager.

Options

Variable Default Description
symbol "๐Ÿ“ฆ " The symbol used before displaying the version the package.
disabled false Disables the package module.

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

[package]
symbol = "๐ŸŽ "

Python

The python module shows the currently installed version of Python.

If pyenv_version_name is set to true, it will display the pyenv version name.

Otherwise, it will display the version number from python --version and show the current Python virtual environment if one is activated.

The module will be shown if any of the following conditions are met:

  • The current directory contains a .python-version file
  • The current directory contains a requirements.txt file
  • The current directory contains a pyproject.toml file
  • The current directory contains a file with the .py extension
  • The current directory contains a Pipfile file

Options

Variable Default Description
symbol "๐Ÿ " The symbol used before displaying the version of Python.
disabled false Disables the python module.
pyenv_version_name false Use pyenv to get Python version
pyenv_prefix "pyenv " Prefix before pyenv version display (default display is pyenv MY_VERSION)

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

[python]
symbol = "๐Ÿ‘พ "
pyenv_version_name = true
pyenv_prefix = "foo "

Rust

The rust module shows the currently installed version of Rust. The module will be shown if any of the following conditions are met:

  • The current directory contains a Cargo.toml file
  • The current directory contains a file with the .rs extension

Options

Variable Default Description
symbol "๐Ÿฆ€ " The symbol used before displaying the version of Rust.
disabled false Disables the rust module.

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

[rust]
symbol = "โš™๏ธ "

Username

The username module shows active user's username. The module will be shown if any of the following conditions are met:

  • The current user is root
  • The current user isn't the same as the one that is logged in
  • The user is currently connected as an SSH session

Options

Variable Default Description
disabled false Disables the username module.

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

[username]
disabled = true