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My dotfiles

This repo and these dotfiles are based on a fork of holman/dotfiles.

Why this repo

The main difference with the original repo is that I rely on oh-my-zsh for my zsh configuration. Consequently, I cleaned a lot of nice features that were included in the original repo.

I like the idea of having my own configuration tools (dotfiles) saved on github for sharing and easy reuse but, most most of all, I like the idea of having a configuration as light as possible.

This is the reason I try to use the tool I installed with their default configuration.


Run this:

git clone ~/.dotfiles
cd ~/.dotfiles

  • script/bootstrap will symlink the appropriate files in .dotfiles to your home directory. Everything is configured and tweaked within ~/.dotfiles.

  • script/install will run all the installers.

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


Everything's built around topic areas. If you're adding a new area to your forked dotfiles — say, "Java" — you can simply add a java directory and put files in there. Anything with an extension of .zsh will get automatically included into your shell. Anything with an extension of .symlink will get symlinked without extension into $HOME when you run script/bootstrap.

What's inside

A lot of stuff. Check the original repo if you want even more of them. Fork it, remove what you don't use, and build on what you do use.


There's a few special files in the hierarchy.

  • bin/: Anything in bin/ will get added to your $PATH and be made available everywhere.
  • topic/*.zsh: Any files ending in .zsh get loaded into your environment.
  • topic/*.symlink: Any files ending in *.symlink get symlinked into your $HOME. This is so you can keep all of those versioned in your dotfiles but still keep those autoloaded files in your home directory. These get symlinked in when you run script/bootstrap.