Globally install powerline

Today I’ve tried to globally install Powerline. That was a bit of a pain because it has no global config files.

Quick and dirty how-to:

  1. Add XDG_CONFIG_DIRS=/etc/xdg to /etc/environment if it isn’t already set,
  2. Copy the config to /etc/xdg/powerline,
  3. Customize config,
  4. Load powerline from /etc/bash.bashrc, ~/.zshrc, etc.

My config can be found at on Github

Thom Wiggers
PhD candidate at Radboud University

My research interests include (post-quantum) cryptography and protocols