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TIL about the status bar on iTerm2. It’s pretty useful with a mix of builtin components like Current Directory or git state and user defined variables or functions. To access and configure the status bar go to Preferences > Profiles > Session. Turn on Status bar enabled then click Configure Status Bar.

Again, scripting plays a huge part in how useful the status bar is.

As an example:

# In ~/.bash_profile
function iterm2_print_user_vars() {
  iterm2_set_user_var rubyVersion $(ruby -v | awk '{ print $2 }')
}

And the variable can be read inside a Custom Action > Configure Component > Configure Action through \(user.rubyVersion).