Your dotfiles are how you personalize your system. I liked Holman & Nisi’s idea of breaking these files up in a topical fashion. It makes managing these files easier. Read his post on the subject.
UPDATE: I have incorporated a hybrid version of the above idea while still using Oh-my-zsh.
Check everything out in the file browser above and see what components mesh up with your needs. Fork it, remove what you don’t use, and build on what you do use.
Installation will symlink the appropriate files from
.dotfiles to your home
directory. Everything is configured and tweaked within
dots script is a simple installer for some dependencies, sets sane OS X
defaults, and so on. Tweak this script, and occasionally run
time to time to keep your environment fresh and up-to-date. You can find
this script in
chsh -s /bin/zsh curl -L https://raw.github.com/petemcw/dotfiles/master/script/bootstrap | bash -s stable
chsh -s /bin/zsh git clone --recursive https://github.com/petemcw/dotfiles.git ~/.dotfiles cd ~/.dotfiles script/bootstrap
Everything is built around topic areas. If you’re adding a new area to your
forked dotfiles - say, “PHP” - you can simply add a
php directory and put
files in there. Anything with an extension of
.symlink will get symlinked
without the extension into
$HOME when you run
There are a few special files in the hierarchy.
- home/bin.symlink/: Anything in
home/bin.symlink/will get added to your
$PATHand be made available everywhere.
- topic/*.symlink: Any files ending in
*.symlinkget symlinked into your
I’ve formed these dotfiles over many iterations and borrowed ideas from many super smart dudes: