People insisted that I make one of these, so here we are.
I try to keep the dot clutter at a minimum within
$HOME, so I
make use of XDG base directory specs to shove away config files
~/.config by default) to be
~/.local/share by default) to be
~/usr/share, so as to resemble
hier(7) a bit. (Note that some
odd applications actually hardcode
for some godforsaken reason.)
$XDG_DATA_HOME shouldn’t be used to store any config. If it does,
it’s because the program dumps everything into a single directory
and its home was most likely set as an environment variable.
Similarly, certain programs are guilty of storing data and logs in
These definitions are exported in
zshenv and I try to force
programs to use these dirs as much as possible with either
environment variables or with command-line options, although I try
to avoid the latter solution, as it leads to dangerous amounts of
I hard linked my config files wherever possible (I just copied over
those carrying private info and edited away the sensitive parts,
and yes, the links get broken with each file update) for
convenience and preserved the hierarchy within my
for removing the dot prefix from filenames for clarity. Only
.dir-locals.el don’t actually exist in
Due to the immense amount of cruft in my config files (some of which weren’t altered since early 2011), I try to keep a bare workable minimum here. Send me a patch if you know how to (cleanly) move one of the top-level dotfiles into a config directory.
These files are sourced in
init.el but aren’t included here:
custom.el: It’s automatically rewritten too often to keep track of. Not like it contains anything of interest.
private.el: Only contains stuff like e-mail/usenet config and credentials for things like Mastodon.
As you probably noticed above, zsh config is neatly tucked into
etc/zsh . This shouldn’t be possible, as zsh itself needs to
be told where the
$ZDOTDIR is in
.zshenv, but there’re zero
(0) profile related files in
$HOME at the top-level. The
solution is a little hack where you export
/etc/zsh/zshenv. It works perfectly for me,
but your mileage may vary.
(zsh dotfiles must begin with a
. regardless of your
(I don’t use oh-my-zsh.)
I’m very fond of tiling wallpapers. The archive I’ve accumulated over time can be accessed here.
this XKB layout?What’s
Standard Dvorak with loads of level3/level4 keys. You can find it here.
Can I steal these?
People actually asked me this for some reason, and my answer is: Absolutely, go nuts. I don’t even want attribution for this mess. In fact, I stole a portion of these from others myself to begin with.
I would like to thank
earnestly from Arch Linux IRC
channel for helping me strive for a cleaner