Q: how can I abbreviate the version control information in the mode line?
Buffers visiting a file under version control display branch information in the mode line as
VCtype-branch. That's fine, but my mode line is already quite cluttered, so I'd like to abbreviate that information if possible. I can always use short branch names, but I'm wondering if I can at least shorten the
VCtype information (eg,
G-mybranch). How would I do this?
PS My understanding (which could be wrong) is that
diminish would not be relevant in this situation.