confluent prompt


Use this command to add confluent information to your terminal prompt.


export PS1='$(confluent prompt) '$PS1


setopt prompt_subst
export PS1='$(confluent prompt) '$PS1

You can customize the prompt by calling passing the --format flag, for example -f '(confluent|%C)'. To make this permanent, you must add the above lines to your Bash or ZSH profile.

Formatting Tokens

This command comes with a number of formatting tokens. What follows is a list of all tokens:

  • %a - The current Kafka API key in use. E.g., “ABCDEF1234567890”
  • %C - The name of the current context in use. E.g., “dev-app1”, “stag-dc1”, “prod”
  • %e - The ID of the current environment in use. E.g., “a-4567”
  • %k - The ID of the current Kafka cluster in use. E.g., “lkc-abc123”
  • %K - The name of the current Kafka cluster in use. E.g., “prod-us-west-2-iot”
  • %u - The current user or credentials in use. E.g., “


The style of the text can be changed with a combination of functions, colors, and attributes.


  • fgcolor - Change the foreground color.
  • bgcolor - Change the background color.
  • attr - Change a text attribute.


  • black
  • blue
  • cyan
  • green
  • magenta
  • red
  • white
  • yellow

Text Attributes:

  • bold
  • invert
  • italicize
  • underline


  • {{fgcolor “blue” “this text is blue”}}
  • {{bgcolor “blue” “this text has a blue background”}}
  • {{attr “bold” “this text is bold”}}

Use a vertical bar to separate further attributes:

  • {{fgcolor “red” “this text is red and bold” | attr “bold”}}

We can use tokens and colors in the same format string:

  • ({{fgcolor “blue” “confluent”}} | {{fgcolor “red” “%C”}})
confluent prompt [flags]


-f, --format string   The format string to use. See the help for details. (default "(confluent|%C)")
-t, --timeout int     The maximum execution time in milliseconds. (default 200)

Global Flags

-h, --help            Show help for this command.
    --unsafe-trace    Equivalent to -vvvv, but also log HTTP requests and responses which might contain plaintext secrets.
-v, --verbose count   Increase verbosity (-v for warn, -vv for info, -vvv for debug, -vvvv for trace).

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