A community driven framework of dotfiles, for the usual terminal apps and shells, designed to work across multiple platforms and degrade for older versions of software or O/S, allowing you to use the same settings on all your machines.
- Backup, restore, and sync the prefs and settings for your toolbox. Your dotfiles might be the most important files on your machine.
- Learn from the community. Discover new tools for your toolbox and new tricks for the ones you already use.
- Share what you've learned with the rest of us.
Example dotfiles for:
- and many more!
Sign up for an account on github and fork the project.
Clone your fork.
git clone --recursive email@example.com:*username*/dotphiles.git ~/.dotfiles
Setup your terminal and the dotfiles you want to use, see below.
dotsyncrcand enable dotfiles to use.
Start a new login shell.
These are the minimum files you'll want to edit
dotsyncrcsettings for dotsync
zsh/zshrcsettings for dotzsh
vim/vimrcsettings for dotvim
- and any dotfiles you enable in
These are stable and reported working ...
aptitude- Configure aptitude
bin- ~/bin for scripts etc
ctags- Configure ctags
git- Configure git
gnupg- Configure gnupg
grc- Configure grc
input- Configure input
mercurial- Configure mercurial
mysql- Configure mysql client
python- Configure python
rpm- Configure rpm
ruby- Configure ruby
screen- Configure screen
shell- Generic shell config files
sqlite- Configure sqlite client
ssh- Configure ssh client
subversion- Configure subversion
tmux- Configure tmux
These probably work ...
ack- Configure ack - i dont use it
cmus- Configure cmus - i dont use it
curl- Configure curl - didnt work multiplatform, i dont use it anymore
irssi- Configure irssi - i dont use it
mutt- Configure mutt - i dont use it
nano- Configure nano - i dont use it, should work though
task- Configure taskwarrior - i dont use it
wget- Configure wget - didnt work multiplatform, i dont use it anymore
dotphiles uses the base16 color theme
by default, install the colour schemes for your terminal.
vim-airline requires patched fonts for the 'fancy fonts' options, you can find links to them to install here and configure your terminal to use one, Meslo works great.
Some files that will be auto generated into the symlinked dotfiles directory should never be commited and uploaded to github.
.rsyncignore files, ignore the majority, but make sure when
commiting that you dont include any personal info you dont want in public!
deploy/osxsetup osx and install ports & brews (only use one)
deploy/linuxsetup linux and install packages
packages/macportsadd ports to be installed by
packages/homebrewadd brews to be installed by
packages/aptadd packages to be installed by
linuxon apt based systems
See the documentation for dotsync for more information.
Add dotfiles to
[files] ... dotfile dir dir/dotfile ... [endfiles]
dotsync will look for
~/$DOTFILES/dotfile.d/localhost ~/$DOTFILES/dotfile.d/$HOSTNAME ~/$DOTFILES/dotfile.d/$DZHOST ~/$DOTFILES/dotfile.d/$DOMAIN ~/$DOTFILES/dotfile
And link the first one it finds instead of the standard dotfile. The
localhost dotfile will be excluded from your repo.
$DZHOST is passed to remote hosts and contains the hostname as entered in
Dotsync can be used to link your dotfiles into place
dotsync -Lsymlink dotfiles into place
dotsync -Uupdate from github
And update remote machines
dotsync -I -H hostnameinitialise hostname with the set of dotfiles
dotsync -U -H hostnameupdate dotfiles on hostname from github
dotsync -I -H hostname -rinitialise hostname with the set of dotfiles with rsync
dotsync -U -H hostname -rupdate dotfiles on hostname with rsync
dotsync -Aupdate dotfiles on all hosts
Any existing ~/.dotfiles will be backed up into
When you edit your dotfiles, you should commit the changes to git with
git commit -a
And periodically push the changes to github
To keep your fork up to date with additions to the dotphiles repo, do the following
cd ~/.dotfiles git remote add upstream https://github.com/dotphiles/dotphiles git fetch upstream git merge upstream/master
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