Powerline can do many things and it is very configurable.
I wrote a small script in case you just want to power-up your bash prompt and do it without a lot of manual steps.
This is what you will get:
Get it done!
Read the README file first, then:
(you may need to install git first, or just copy and paste the script somewhere from the repo… it will anyway install git)
git clone email@example.com:vincepii/ubuntu-powerline-bash.git cd ubuntu-powerline-bash ./install.sh
Feel free to improve the script.
Repository on GitHub: https://github.com/vincepii/ubuntu-powerline-bash