This is a quick note on how you can install powerline on your Kali Linux. It has been tested on Kali 2018.4.
Use the apt package manager to install powerline
apt-get install powerline
then edit the ~/.bashrc -file and add these lines:
#Powerline if [ -f `which powerline-daemon` ]; then powerline-daemon -q POWERLINE_BASH_CONTINUATION=1 POWERLINE_BASH_SELECT=1 . /usr/share/powerline/integrations/powerline.sh fi
When hacking in Kali Linux, one terminal window soon is not enough. A terminal multiplexer can help. Tmux is a great choice and powerline makes it even better. If you are a beginner in tmux, check out this nice cheatsheet: https://tmuxcheatsheet.com/
To add powerline to tmux, add this line to ~/.tmux.conf: