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:

if [ -f `which powerline-daemon` ]; then
  powerline-daemon -q
  . /usr/share/powerline/integrations/

tmux powerline

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:

To add powerline to tmux, add this line to ~/.tmux.conf:

source "/usr/share/powerline/bindings/tmux/powerline.conf"