Shelby is a bash and zsh shell prompt with more focus on improving the terminal productivity while not compromising the speed and size.
I use the terminal. I use it a LOT. Mostly editing,running scripts and servers. I use zsh because I ❤️ oh-my-zsh. I used to use Spaceship Prompt and it felt like quite slow to me. Then I flipped to Starship Prompt by the awesome @matchai.
I really fell in love with Starship. It's fast, it's built with Rust were too big to be for me to fall in ❤️. The only drawback was that it showed a lot of info. A lot. I didn't want to customize it much because I was lazy(obviously) and writing another TOML file was meh.
Then on this fine evening(Dec 2nd) before going to sleep, during to the Study Leaves before my Uni Exams, I thought of writing a shell prompt in Go. I wanted it be fast, to only show the needed info(virtualenvs,SSH and git), and has a small size. The small package size maybe because I use a Macbook Air with 128gigs of storage and not wasting data for downloading the stuff.
I've seen Go and Rust programs get photo finishes at speed benchmarks and I thought, why not learn Go on the go and write this Stuff????
This was also the time I found out that Study Leaves increases the productivity and improves out of the box thinking.
Then I wanted a name for it. I didn't want it to be a ship anymore but more personally and technically relatable. So I named it Shelby because Shell+feminine name (because ships are mostly given feminine names🤪) and my childhood caretaker's name was Silby😁.
I started a bit on it like setting up the repo both local and remote and went to sleep. Since being a total noob to Go(I started learning a few days ago), I searched for any other implementations of the same. I stumbled upon Powerline Go by @justjanne and Mimir by @talal. I found both the code hard to follow but grasped their logic in time. Shelby still use mimir's code in some functions😅.
So, forward a few weeks after my 3rd paper(Discrete Mathematics) I got to spend a bit more time into it and on 22nd Decemeber 2019, I released the Alpha of Shelby. It still has bugs in it but due to my lack of knowledge in Go, I'm still searching for fixes🙂.
Some of it's properties are:
- Small Size(binary ~= 2MB, tar ~= 700KB)
- Shows if a Virtualenv is enabled
- Shows the Username and Hostname if that system is accessed via SSH
- Shows the Git branch
- Shows the number of untracked and unstaged files as
[!]respectively. There will be a count of both of the files unstaged or untracked.
You can find Shelby on GitHub do give it a try and open an issue or two if you find anything unusual😃. It also passed 35 stars on GitHub(my highest starred repo). I also built a GitHub Action to keep me posted on any new stars on telegram just to keep me motivated😊.
Shelby is a fast
Follow the steps below(Linux and macOS), and Post Installation Instructions
$ sh -c "$(curl -sL https://git.io/ishelby)"
OR For macOS Users, install via Homebrew
brew install athul/tap/shelby
- Download the binary from the WorkFlow Artifacts(Only for Linux)
- You might wanto to make the binary executable, run
chmod +x <binary_name>
- Move the Binary to
Build From Source
- Clone the Repo
go get -v
- Move the Binary to
Post Installation Instructions
You must have to add the below code to either the
.profilefile inorder to Shelby to fully work.
The prompt symbol is
❯ and changes to red if the previous
command exited with an error.
Add this to your
eval "$(shelby init bash…
I'd like to also thankGopikrishnan Sasikumar for providing me with a much needed mental support and being my mentor😇, and my Friend Kiran for the support and ideas .