Use this with ex. Dropbox to keep your configuration files synced between your workstations using symbolic links
I was inspired by Ira's mackup, but I needed to have some configuration files shared between all my computers (ex. ~/.vimrc), and some available in Dropbox under their own hostname folders for backup-purpose (ex. ~/.ssh).
Put the symbolize script in your $PATH
symbolize SOURCE DESTINATIONFOLDER
Example: SOURCE exists, but DESTINATIONFOLDER does not.
symbolize ~/.ssh ~/Dropbox/config/$HOSTNAME WARNING: The following folder does not yet exist: /home/slimg/Dropbox/config/maggie Do you want to create it? (y|n) : y Running: mkdir -p "/home/slimg/Dropbox/config/maggie" Running: mv "/home/slimg/.ssh" "/home/slimg/Dropbox/config/maggie/.ssh" Running: ln -s "/home/slimg/Dropbox/config/maggie/.ssh" "/home/slimg/.ssh"
Example: DESTINATIONFOLDER has existing config, but SOURCE does not.
symbolize ~/.vimrc ~/Dropbox/config/shared Running: ln -s "/home/slimg/Dropbox/config/shared/.vimrc" "/home/slimg/.vimrc"
Example: Both exist.
symbolize ~/.irssi ~/Dropbox/config/shared WARNING: Both exist. Options: d: Sacrifice "/home/slimg/.irssi" s: Sacrifice "/home/slimg/Dropbox/config/shared/.irssi" n: Don't do anything. What do you want to do? (d|s|n) : s Running: rm -R "/home/slimg/Dropbox/config/shared/.irssi" Running: mv "/home/slimg/.irssi" "/home/slimg/Dropbox/config/shared/.irssi" Running: ln -s "/home/slimg/Dropbox/config/shared/.irssi" "/home/slimg/.irssi"