In this previous post I wrote about how to get some git branch information into your shell. That was written back when Ubuntu 12 LTS was the standard.
I recently upgraded a box to Ubuntu 16 LTS, and this information went away. 🙁
I discovered via trial and error, that the call that’s needed in .bashrc is now:
## To show you what branch you are in as you move around git repos
if [ -f /etc/bash_completion.d/git-prompt ]; then
PS1='\[\u@\h \e[33m\]\w\[\e[0m\] $(__git_ps1 " (%s)")\n\$ '
/etc/bash_completion.d/git is now: /etc/bash_completion.d/git-prompt