How to configure 3rd party prompts

nerdfonts

nerdfonts are not required but they make the presentation much better.

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oh-my-posh

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If you like oh-my-poshopen in new window, you can use oh-my-posh with Nushell with a few steps. It works great with Nushell. How to setup oh-my-posh with Nushell:

  1. Install Oh My Posh and download oh-my-posh's themes following guideopen in new window.
  2. Download and install a nerd fontopen in new window.
  3. Set the PROMPT_COMMAND in ~/.config/nushell/config.nu(or the path output by $nu.config-path), change M365Princess.omp.json to whatever you like Themes demoopen in new window.
> let-env PROMPT_COMMAND = { oh-my-posh --config ~/.poshthemes/M365Princess.omp.json }

For MacOS users:

  1. You can install oh-my-posh by brew, just following the guide hereopen in new window
  2. Download and install a nerd fontopen in new window.
  3. Set the PROMPT_COMMAND in the file output by $nu.config-path, here is a code snippet:
let posh_dir = (brew --prefix oh-my-posh | str trim)
let posh_theme = $'($posh_dir)/share/oh-my-posh/themes/'
# Change the theme names to: zash/space/robbyrussel/powerline/powerlevel10k_lean/
# material/half-life/lambda Or double lines theme: amro/pure/spaceship, etc.
# For more [Themes demo](https://ohmyposh.dev/docs/themes)
let-env PROMPT_COMMAND = { oh-my-posh prompt print primary --config $'($posh_theme)/zash.omp.json' }
# Optional
let-env PROMPT_INDICATOR = $"(ansi y)$> (ansi reset)"

Starship

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  1. Follow the links above and install Starship.
  2. Install nerdfonts depending on your preferences.
  3. Use the config example below. Make sure to set the STARSHIP_SHELL environment variable.

Here's an example config section for Starship:

let-env STARSHIP_SHELL = "nu"

def create_left_prompt [] {
    starship prompt --cmd-duration $env.CMD_DURATION_MS $'--status=($env.LAST_EXIT_CODE)'
}

# Use nushell functions to define your right and left prompt
let-env PROMPT_COMMAND = { create_left_prompt }
let-env PROMPT_COMMAND_RIGHT = ""

# The prompt indicators are environmental variables that represent
# the state of the prompt
let-env PROMPT_INDICATOR = ""
let-env PROMPT_INDICATOR_VI_INSERT = ": "
let-env PROMPT_INDICATOR_VI_NORMAL = "〉"
let-env PROMPT_MULTILINE_INDICATOR = "::: "

Now restart Nu.

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You can learn more about configuring Starship in the official starship configuration documentationopen in new window.

An alternate way to enable Starship is described in the Starship Quick Installopen in new window instructions.

Purs

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