How do I modify cygwin's PS1 for git bash completion?

Here is my current PS1:

$ echo $PS1
\[\e]0;\w\a\]\n\[\e[32m\]\u@\h \[\e[33m\]\w\[\e[0m\]\n\$

I have installed git bash completion and it isn’t showing the current branch in my command prompt. I think this needs to be edited but I’ve got no idea what to change to make it show the current branch. Note that I like the colors and general structure (i.e. with $ on its own line), so I’d like to keep that if possible.

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  • One Solution collect form web for “How do I modify cygwin's PS1 for git bash completion?”

    Modify the prompt string and add $(__git_ps1 " (%s)") somewhere.

    For example, try typing this into Bash:

    export PS1="\[\e]0;\w\a\]\n\[\e[32m\]\u@\h \[\e[33m\]\w\[\e[0m\]$(__git_ps1 ' (%s)')\n\$"

    Once you find something you like, add that line to one of Bash’s startup files, e.g. $HOME/.bashrc.

    The source for is well-commented and worth browsing if you’re curious about other options.

    Note that you may have to manually source path/to/ before this will work. If so, add this line to your config file as well, above the export PS1 bit.

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