Configuration

🔥 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 "❯" symbol in the prompt with "➜"
[character]      # The name of the module we are configuring is "character"
symbol = "➜"     # The "symbol" segment is being set to "➜"

# 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 (⬢ 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 "         "⬢"        "v10.4.1"       ""

Style Strings

Most modules in starship allow you to configure their display styles. This is done with an entry (usually called style) which is a string specifying the configuration. Here are some examples of style strings along with what they do. For details on the full syntax, consult the advanced config guide.

  • "fg:green bg:blue" sets green text on a blue background
  • "bg:blue fg:bright-green" sets bright green text on a blue background
  • "bold fg:27" sets bold text with ANSI color 27
  • "underline bg:#bf5700" sets underlined text on a burnt orange background
  • "bold italic fg:purple" sets bold italic purple text
  • "" explicitly disables all styling

Note that what styling looks like will be controlled by your terminal emulator. For example, some terminal emulators will brighten the colors instead of bolding text, and some color themes use the same values for the normal and bright colors. Also, to get italic text, your terminal must support italics.

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 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:

prompt_order = [
    "username",
    "hostname",
    "kubernetes",
    "directory",
    "git_branch",
    "git_state",
    "git_status",
    "package",
    "dotnet",
    "golang",
    "java",
    "nodejs",
    "python",
    "ruby",
    "rust",
    "nix_shell",
    "conda",
    "memory_usage",
    "aws",
    "env_var",
    "cmd_duration",
    "line_break",
    "jobs",
    "battery",
    "time",
    "character",
]

AWS

The aws module shows the current AWS region and profile. This is based on AWS_REGION, AWS_DEFAULT_REGION, and AWS_PROFILE env var with ~/.aws/config file.

Options

Variable Default Description
symbol "☁️ " The symbol used before displaying the current AWS profile.
style "bold yellow" The style for the module.
disabled false Disables the AWS module.

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

[aws]
style = "bold blue"
symbol = "🅰 "

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 "•" The symbol shown when the battery is full.
charging_symbol "⇡" The symbol shown when the battery is charging.
discharging_symbol "⇣" The symbol shown when the battery is discharging.
display link Display threshold and style for the module.
disabled false Disables the battery module.
There are also options for some uncommon battery states.
Variable Description
unknown_symbol The symbol shown when the battery state is unknown.
empty_symbol The symbol shown when the battery state is empty.

Note: Battery indicator will be hidden if the status is unknown or empty unless you specify the option in the config.

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

[battery]
full_symbol = "🔋"
charging_symbol = "⚡️"
discharging_symbol = "💀"

Battery Display

The display configuration option is used to define when the battery indicator should be shown (threshold) and what it looks like (style). If no display is provided. The default is as shown:

[[battery.display]]
threshold = 10
style = "bold red"

Options

The display option is an array of the following table.

Variable Description
threshold The upper bound for the display option.
style The style used if the display option is in use.

Example

[[battery.display]]  # "bold red" style when capacity is between 0% and 10%
threshold = 10
style = "bold red"

[[battery.display]]  # "bold yellow" style when capacity is between 10% and 30%
threshold = 30
style = "bold yellow"

# when capacity is over 30%, the battery indicator will not be displayed

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 (❯/✖). The latter will only be done if use_symbol_for_status is set to true.

Options

Variable Default Description
symbol "❯" The symbol used before the text input in the prompt.
error_symbol "✖" 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 "❮" The symbol used before the text input in the prompt if shell is in vim normal mode.
style_success "bold green" The style used if the last command was successful.
style_failure "bold red" The style used if the last command failed.
disabled false Disables the character module.

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

[character]
symbol = "➜"
error_symbol = "✗"
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.
prefix took Prefix to display immediately before the command duration.
style "bold yellow" The style for the module.
disabled false Disables the cmd_duration module.

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

[cmd_duration]
min_time = 4
prefix = "underwent "

Conda

The conda module shows the current conda environment, if $CONDA_DEFAULT_ENV is set. Note: This does not suppress conda's own prompt modifier, you may want to run conda config --set changeps1 False

Options

Variable Default Description
symbol "C " The symbol used before the environment name.
style "bold green" The style for the module.
disabled false Disables the conda module.

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

[conda]
style = "dimmed green"

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.

When using the fish style pwd option, instead of hiding the path that is truncated, you will see a shortened name of each directory based on the number you enable for the option.

For example, given ~/Dev/Nix/nixpkgs/pkgs where nixpkgs is the repo root, and the option set to 1. You will now see ~/D/N/nixpkgs/pkgs, whereas before it would have been nixpkgs/pkgs.

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.
style "bold cyan" The style for the module.
disabled false Disables the directory module.
This module has a few advanced configuration options that control how the directory is displayed.
Variable Default Description
fish_style_pwd_dir_length 0 The number of characters to use when applying fish shell pwd path logic.
use_logical_path true Displays the logical path provided by the shell (PWD) instead of the path from the OS.

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

[directory]
truncation_length = 8

Dotnet

The dotnet module shows the relevant version of the .NET Core SDK for the current directory. If the SDK has been pinned in the current directory, the pinned version is shown. Otherwise the module shows the latest installed version of the SDK.

This module will only be shown in your prompt when one of the following files are present in the current directory: global.json, project.json, *.sln, *.csproj, *.fsproj, *.xproj. You'll also need the .NET Core command-line tools installed in order to use it correctly.

Internally, this module uses its own mechanism for version detection. Typically it is twice as fast as running dotnet --version, but it may show an incorrect version if your .NET project has an unusual directory layout. If accuracy is more important than speed, you can disable the mechanism by setting heuristic = false in the module options.

Options

Variable Default Description
symbol "•NET " The symbol used before displaying the version of dotnet.
style "bold blue" The style for the module.
heuristic true Use faster version detection to keep starship snappy.
disabled false Disables the dotnet module.

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

[dotnet]
symbol = "🥅 "
style = "green"
heuristic = false

Environment Variable

The env_var module displays the current value of a selected environment variable. The module will be shown only if any of the following conditions are met:

  • The variable configuration option matches an existing environment variable
  • The variable configuration option is not defined, but the default configuration option is

Options

Variable Default Description
symbol The symbol used before displaying the variable value.
variable The environment variable to be displayed.
default The default value to be displayed when the selected variable is not defined.
prefix "" Prefix to display immediately before the variable value.
suffix "" Suffix to display immediately after the variable value.
style "dimmed black" The style for the module.
disabled false Disables the env_var module.

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

[env_var]
variable = "SHELL"
default = "unknown shell"

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.
truncation_length 2^63 - 1 Truncates a git branch to X graphemes
truncation_symbol "…" The symbol used to indicate a branch name was truncated. You can use "" for no symbol
style "bold purple" The style for the module.
disabled false Disables the git_branch module.

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

[git_branch]
symbol = "🌱 "
truncation_length = 4
truncation_symbol = ""

Git State

The git_state module will show in directories which are part of a git repository, and where there is an operation in progress, such as: REBASING, BISECTING, etc. If there is progress information (e.g., REBASING 3/10), that information will be shown too.

Options

Variable Default Description
rebase "REBASING" The text displayed when a rebase is in progress.
merge "MERGING" The text displayed when a merge is in progress.
revert "REVERTING" The text displayed when a revert is in progress.
cherry_pick "CHERRY-PICKING" The text displayed when a cherry-pick is in progress.
bisect "BISECTING" The text displayed when a bisect is in progress.
am "AM" The text displayed when an apply-mailbox (git am) is in progress.
am_or_rebase "AM/REBASE" The text displayed when an ambiguous apply-mailbox or rebase is in progress.
progress_divider "/" The symbol or text which will separate the current and total progress amounts. (e.g., " of ", for "3 of 10")
style "bold yellow" The style for the module.
disabled false Disables the git_state module.

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

[git_state]
progress_divider = " of "
cherry_pick = "🍒 PICKING"

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 "⇡" This branch is ahead of the branch being tracked.
behind "⇣" This branch is behind of the branch being tracked.
diverged "⇕" 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.
staged "+" A new file has been added to the staging area.
renamed "»" A renamed file has been added to the staging area.
deleted "✘" A file's deletion has been added to the staging area.
show_sync_count false Show ahead/behind count of the branch being tracked.
prefix [ Prefix to display immediately before git status.
suffix ] Suffix to display immediately after git status.
style "bold red" The style for the module.
disabled false Disables the git_status module.

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

[git_status]
conflicted = "🏳"
ahead = "🏎💨"
behind = "😰"
diverged = "😵"
untracked = "🤷‍"
stashed = "📦"
modified = "📝"
staged = "➕"
renamed = "👅"
deleted = "🗑"

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 "🐹 " The symbol used before displaying the version of Golang.
style "bold cyan" The style for the module.
disabled false Disables the golang module.

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

[golang]
symbol = "🏎💨 "

Hostname

The hostname module shows the system hostname.

Options

Variable Default Description
ssh_only true Only show hostname when connected to an SSH session.
prefix "" Prefix to display immediately before the hostname.
suffix "" Suffix to display immediately after the hostname.
trim_at "." String that the hostname is cut off at, after the first match. "." will stop after the first dot. "" will disable any truncation
style "bold dimmed green" The style for the module.
disabled false Disables the hostname module.

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

[hostname]
ssh_only = false
prefix = "⟪"
suffix = "⟫"
trim_at = ".companyname.com"
disabled = false

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
symbol "✦" The symbol used before displaying the number of jobs.
threshold 1 Show number of jobs if exceeded.
style "bold blue" The style for the module.
disabled false Disables the jobs module.

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

[jobs]
symbol = "+ "
threshold = 4

Kubernetes

Displays the current Kubernetes context name and, if set, the namespace from the kubeconfig file. The namespace needs to be set in the kubeconfig file, this can be done via kubectl config set-context starship-cluster --namespace astronaut. If the $KUBECONFIG env var is set the module will use that if not it will use the ~/.kube/config.

This module is disabled by default. To enable it, set disabled to false in your configuration file.

Options

Variable Default Description
symbol "☸ " The symbol used before displaying the Cluster info.
style "bold blue" The style for the module.
disabled true Disables the kubernetes module

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

[kubernetes]
symbol = "⛵ "
style = "dim green"
disabled = false

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

Nix-shell

The nix_shell module shows the nix-shell environment. The module will be shown when inside a nix-shell environment.

Options

Variable Default Description
use_name false Display the name of the nix-shell.
impure_msg impure Customize the "impure" msg.
pure_msg pure Customize the "pure" msg.
style "bold red" The style for the module.
disabled false Disables the nix_shell module.

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

[nix_shell]
disabled = true
use_name = true
impure_msg = "impure shell"
pure_msg = "pure shell"

Memory Usage

The memory_usage module shows current system memory and swap usage.

By default the swap usage is displayed if the total system swap is non-zero.

This module is disabled by default. To enable it, set disabled to false in your configuration file.

Options

Variable Default Description
show_percentage false Display memory usage as a percentage of the available memory.
show_swap when total swap non-zero Display swap usage.
threshold 75 Hide the memory usage unless it exceeds this percentage.
symbol "🐏 " The symbol used before displaying the memory usage.
style "bold dimmed white" The style for the module.
disabled true Disables the memory_usage module.

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

[memory_usage]
show_percentage = true
show_swap = true
threshold = -1
icon = " "
style = "bold dimmed green"

Java

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

  • The current directory contains a pom.xml, build.gradle or build.sbt file
  • The current directory contains a file with the .java, .class or .jar extension

Options

Variable Default Description
symbol "☕ " The symbol used before displaying the version of Java.
style "dimmed red" The style for the module.
disabled false Disables the java module.

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

[java]
symbol = "🌟 "

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 "⬢ " The symbol used before displaying the version of NodeJS.
style "bold green" The style for the module.
disabled false Disables the nodejs module.

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

[nodejs]
symbol = "🤖 "

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

⚠️ 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 "📦 " The symbol used before displaying the version the package.
style "bold red" The style for the module.
disabled false Disables the package module.

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

[package]
symbol = "🎁 "

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
  • The current directory contains a tox.ini file

Options

Variable Default Description
symbol "🐍 " The symbol used before displaying the version of Python.
pyenv_version_name false Use pyenv to get Python version
pyenv_prefix "pyenv " Prefix before pyenv version display (default display is pyenv MY_VERSION)
style "bold yellow" The style for the module.
disabled false Disables the python module.

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

[python]
symbol = "👾 "
pyenv_version_name = true
pyenv_prefix = "foo "

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
symbol "💎 " The symbol used before displaying the version of Ruby.
style "bold red" The style for the module.
disabled false Disables the ruby module.

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

[ruby]
symbol = "🔺 "

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 "🦀 " The symbol used before displaying the version of Rust.
style "bold red" The style for the module.
disabled false Disables the rust module.

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

[rust]
symbol = "⚙️ "

Time

The time module shows the current local time. The format configuration value is used by the chrono crate to control how the time is displayed. Take a look at the chrono strftime docs to see what options are available.

This module is disabled by default. To enable it, set disabled to false in your configuration file.

Options

Variable Default Description
12hr false Enables 12 hour formatting
format see below The chrono format string used to format the time.
style bold yellow The style for the module time
disabled true Disables the time module.
utc_time_offset local Sets the UTC offset to use. Range from -24 < x < 24. Allows floats to accommodate 30/45 minute timezone offsets.

If use_12hr is true, then format defaults to "%r". Otherwise, it defaults to "%T". Manually setting format will override the use_12hr setting.

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

[time]
disabled = false
format = "🕙[ %T ]"
utc_time_offset = -5

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
  • The variable show_always is set to true

Options

Variable Default Description
style_root "bold red" The style used when the user is root.
style_user "bold yellow" The style used for non-root users.
show_always false Always shows the username module.
disabled false Disables the username module.

Example

# ~/.config/starship.toml

[username]
disabled = true