I was looking through an ArchLinux thread on URxvt, and I came across a setup at post #184 that I am going crazy looking for.

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It looks like there's some kind of battery bar in the PS1, with a bitmap there too. I'm not all that new to Linux, but I can't find anything on how that's done.

It's fine if it's only for a specific shell, I would just like to know more about it.


It is a zsh shell prompt, and Oblique's configs are shared on github.

The basics of the prompt are:

# prompt theme
setopt prompt_subst
PROMPT='%{$fg[blue]%}[%D{%d/%m/%y} %T]%{$reset_color%} %(!.%{$fg_bold[red]%}.%{$fg_bold[green]%}%n@)%m%{$reset_color%} %{$fg[magenta]%}[%(!.%1~.%~)]%{$reset_color%} $(_git_prompt_info)
%{$fg[red]%}>>%{$reset_color%} '
# use battery status only if we are in linux console
if [[ $TERM = linux* ]]; then

The battery status is a separate script and the graphics are created with unicode characters.

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