Using Git and the bootstrap script
You can clone the repository wherever you want. (I like to keep it in
~/dotfiles) The bootstrapper script will pull in the latest version and copy the files to your home folder.
git clone https://github.com/florianeckerstorfer/dotfiles.git && cd dotfiles && source bootstrap.sh
cd into your local
dotfiles repository and then:
git pull origin master source bootstrap.sh
~/.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="Florian Eckerstorfer" GIT_COMMITTER_NAME="$GIT_AUTHOR_NAME" git config --global user.name "$GIT_AUTHOR_NAME" GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL="firstname.lastname@example.org" GIT_COMMITTER_EMAIL="$GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL" git config --global user.email "$GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL"
You could also use
~/.extra to override settings, functions and aliases from my dotfiles repository. It’s probably better to fork this repository instead, though.
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):
Install native apps with
You could also install native apps with
- @ptb and his OS X Lion Setup repository
- Ben Alman and his dotfiles repository
- Chris Gerke and his tutorial on creating an OS X SOE master image + Insta repository
- Cãtãlin Mariş and his dotfiles repository
- Gianni Chiappetta for sharing his amazing collection of dotfiles
- Jan Moesen and his ancient
.bash_profile+ shiny tilde repository
- Lauri ‘Lri’ Ranta for sharing loads of hidden preferences
- Matijs Brinkhuis and his dotfiles repository
- Nicolas Gallagher and his dotfiles repository
- Sindre Sorhus
- Tom Ryder and his dotfiles repository
- Kevin Suttle and his dotfiles repository and OSXDefaults project, which aims to provide better documentation for