My dot files for MacOS based machines.
Clone this repository to
$HOME/.dotfiles and then run
rake to symlink all
the dot files into place.
Any files with a
.symlink extension will be symlinked into your home folder
with the extension removed and a leading
. added. This words for folders, too.
So you can have a
vim.symlink folder and it will be symlinked to
.symlink files can be at any depth in the dot files hierarchy, too.
I've arranged all my dot files into folders grouped by application. So all of my
vim configurations are located in the
vim folder. This means that my
vim/vim.symlink folder lives there as well.
A few folders contain
.rake files for doing a bit of extra setup. You can find
all the available rake tasks via the
rake -T command.
Dot files can do a lot, but they can't do everything quite yet. Here are a few things to remember when moving to a new machine.
Here is how you can preserve your Messages history when upgrading to a new
machine. Copy the
~/Library/Messages folder from the old machine to the new
machine. Viola - you're done. Just make sure that the Messages app is not
running on either machine when you copy the folder.