igalarzab does dotfiles
This repository and this README is based in the original dotfiles promoted by @holman.
Your dotfiles are how you personalize your system. These are mine.
I was a little tired of having long alias files and everything strewn about (which is extremely common on other dotfiles projects, too). That led to this project being much more topic-centric. I realized I could split a lot of things up into the main areas I used (Python, git, system libraries, and so on), so I structured the project accordingly.
If you're interested in the philosophy behind why projects like these are awesome, you might want to read the post on the subject written by holman.
git clone git://github.com/igalarzab/dotfiles ~/.dotfiles
git submodule init
git submodule update
This will symlink the appropriate files in
.dotfiles to your home directory.
Everything is configured and tweaked within
The main file you'll want to change right off the bat is
which sets up a few paths that'll be different on your particular machine.
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
There's a few special files in the hierarchy.
- bin/: Anything in
bin/will get added to your
$PATHand be made available everywhere.
- topic/*.zsh: Any files ending in
.zshget loaded into your environment.
- topic/*.symlink: Any files ending in
*.symlinkget 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
I want this to work for everyone; that means when you clone it down it should
work for you even though you may not have
rbenv installed, for example. That
said, I do use this as my dotfiles, so there's a good chance I may break
something if I forget to make a check for a dependency.