This folder is not empty - we are talking about dot files, do you remember? ;)
Use the sync script to sync the dot files to your home and from your home.
Sync to your home
Use 'sync.sh home'. It will copy all dotfiles to your home - but don't worry, your previous dotfiles will be kept with the '.bak' suffix.
Sync to repo (this folder)
Use 'sync.sh repo'. It will copy all dotfiles to your this folder. And yes, it will override everything (no .bak files).