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Periodically syncs the latest entry from Nightscout to an eval-able file, so that you can include your latest blood glucose entry in your terminal prompt (also known as the $PS1 variable).

The trend and target high/low values are also provided, so that you may render arrows and colors as desired:

Configure your $PS1

As a programmer, your $PS1 is a highly intimate thing which you should take some time to create a setup that is pleasing to you. After all, you are staring at it all day. That said, how you use the nightscout-ps1 variables is up to you! However, for convenience, the setup from the screenshots above is included here as well. OK, on to the technical stuff.

The main key is to eval the ~/.bgl-cache file in a function which gets executed in the $PS1. The cache file looks something like:

local nightscout_ts="1513457266000"
local nightscout_bgl="104"
local nightscout_trend="FortyFiveDown"
local nightscout_target_top="180"
local nightscout_target_bottom="80"
local nightscout_mgdl="104"
local nightscout_mills="1513457266000"
local nightscout_device="share2"
local nightscout_direction="FortyFiveDown"
local nightscout_scaled="104"

To achieve a setup similar to the screenshots above, include the code below as a starting point. Typically you define your $PS1 in your .bashrc, .profile, or other similar files that get executed every time a shell session is started.

RED="$(tput setaf 1 2>/dev/null || echo '')"
GREEN="$(tput setaf 2 2>/dev/null || echo '')"
YELLOW="$(tput setaf 3 2>/dev/null || echo '')"
NO_COLOR="$(tput sgr0 2>/dev/null || echo '')"
function __ps1_bgl {
  eval "$(cat ~/.bgl-cache)"
  local trend="?"
  case "${nightscout_trend}" in
    DoubleUp) trend="";;
    SingleUp) trend="";;
    FortyFiveUp) trend="";;
    Flat) trend="";;
    FortyFiveDown) trend="";;
    SingleDown) trend="";;
    DoubleDown) trend="";;
  if [ "${nightscout_bgl}" -ge "${nightscout_target_top}" ]; then
    printf "\001${YELLOW}\002"
  elif [ "${nightscout_bgl}" -le "${nightscout_target_bottom}" ]; then
    printf "\001${RED}\002"
    printf "\001${GREEN}\002"
  printf "%03d %s" "${nightscout_bgl}" "${trend}"
  printf "\001${NO_COLOR}\002"
export PS1="\$(__ps1_bgl) $ "

Remember to customize the $PS1 further as you like! Restart your shell session, or source the file again to see the changes in effect.

Setup on MacOS

cp service/io.n8.nightscout-ps1.plist ~/Library/LaunchAgents/
launchctl load ~/Library/LaunchAgents/io.n8.nightscout-ps1.plist

Setup on Linux

cp service/nightscout-ps1.service /etc/systemd/system/
sudo systemd start nightscout-ps1
sudo systemd enable nightscout-ps1

Setup on Windows

TODO: add real docs