dotfiles

Collection of configuration files for setting up command line heaven.

Dotfiles

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.

Install

Installation will symlink the appropriate files from .dotfiles to your home directory. Everything is configured and tweaked within ~/.dotfiles.

The dots script is a simple installer for some dependencies, sets sane OS X defaults, and so on. Tweak this script, and occasionally run dots from time to time to keep your environment fresh and up-to-date. You can find this script in ~/.bin/.

Automatic Installation

chsh -s /bin/zsh
curl -L https://raw.github.com/petemcw/dotfiles/master/script/bootstrap | bash -s stable

Manual Install

chsh -s /bin/zsh
git clone --recursive https://github.com/petemcw/dotfiles.git ~/.dotfiles
cd ~/.dotfiles
script/bootstrap

Topical Organization

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 script/bootstrap.

Components

There are a few special files in the hierarchy.

  • home/bin.symlink/: Anything in home/bin.symlink/ will get added to your $PATH and be made available everywhere.
  • topic/*.symlink: Any files ending in *.symlink get symlinked into your $HOME.

Thanks

I’ve formed these dotfiles over many iterations and borrowed ideas from many super smart dudes:

And others!

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