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Disable Git prompt in Oh My ZSH

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I love the Oh My ZSH framework for Z Shell and I use it on almost every machine today. However in some Vagrant boxes I sometimes run into trouble with the Git prompt.

Because of a large Git repository or slow directory mounts, it sometimes takes a couple of seconds before the shell reappears after entering a command.

Luckily, there is a simple command to disable the Git shell, either globally or per repository. Because I keep forgetting it, I thought I’d write it down in my blog:

The following command:

git config oh-my-zsh.hide-status 1

will disable the Git status prompt in your current repository. Add the --global flag to make it apply to all repositories on the machine.