prompt_pwd - print pwd suitable for prompt




prompt_pwd is a function to print the current working directory in a way suitable for prompts. It will replace the home directory with “~” and shorten every path component but the last to a default of one character.

To change the number of characters per path component, pass --dir-length= or set fish_prompt_pwd_dir_length to the number of characters. Setting it to 0 or an invalid value will disable shortening entirely. This defaults to 1.

To keep some components unshortened, pass --full-length-dirs= or set fish_prompt_pwd_full_dirs to the number of components. This defaults to 1, keeping the last component.

If any positional arguments are given, prompt_pwd shortens them instead of PWD.


-d or --dir-length MAX

Causes the components to be shortened to MAX characters each. This overrides fish_prompt_pwd_dir_length.

-D or --full-length-dirs NUM

Keeps NUM components (counted from the right) as full length without shortening. This overrides fish_prompt_pwd_full_dirs.

-h or --help

Displays help about using this command.


>_ cd ~/
>_ echo $PWD

>_ prompt_pwd

>_ cd /tmp/banana/sausage/with/mustard
>_ prompt_pwd

>_ set -g fish_prompt_pwd_dir_length 3
>_ prompt_pwd

>_ prompt_pwd --full-length-dirs=2 --dir-length=1