Using Git and the bootstrap script
You can clone the repository wherever you want. (I like to keep it in
~/dotfiles as a symlink.) The bootstrapper script will pull in the latest version and copy the files to your home folder.
git clone https://github.com/mmoutenot/dotfiles.git && cd dotfiles && bash bootstrap.sh
cd into your local
dotfiles repository and then:
Alternatively, to update while avoiding the confirmation prompt:
set -- -f; source bootstrap.sh
To update later on, just run that command again.
~/.path exists, it will be sourced along with the other files, before any feature testing (such as detecting which version of
ls is being used) takes place.
Here’s an example
~/.path file that adds
~/utils to the
Add custom commands without creating a new fork
~/.extra exists, it will be sourced along with the other files. You can use this to add a few custom commands without the need to fork this entire repository, or to add commands you don’t want to commit to a public repository.
~/.extra looks something like this:
# Git credentials # Not in the repository, to prevent people from accidentally committing under my name GIT_AUTHOR_NAME="Elias Torres" GIT_COMMITTER_NAME="$GIT_AUTHOR_NAME" git config --global user.name "$GIT_AUTHOR_NAME" GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL="email@example.com" GIT_COMMITTER_EMAIL="$GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL" git config --global user.email "$GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL"
Sensible OS X defaults
When setting up a new Mac, you may want to set some sensible OS X defaults:
Install Homebrew formulae
When setting up a new Mac, you may want to install some common Homebrew formulae (after installing Homebrew, of course):