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Opinionated configuration files for ZSH, Emacs, Vim, and Homebrew.

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These dotfiles are my own, and I'm constantly making changes. As such they're unstable. They might not work on your computer, after some amount of setup. If you want to try them out please feel free, but bear in mind I won't be able to support you in getting started.

This repository will help you get setup with ZSH and decent development environment for a number of programming languages.

There's a dotfiles executable that helps you install the packages that you need to build great products, and keep your environment up-to-date.

Everything related to Z-Shell is in my fork of Prezto. All things zsh used to be vendored in this repo, but this meant a manual update process any time new features were added to Prezto.

Getting started

To get started you'll want to install Xcode (installing Command Line Tools is not enough to get MacVim installed), and Homebrew as they are required to install development dependencies .

Last time I checked installing Homebrew was as easy as running:

ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL"

To the bat shell

With Homebrew installed you need to:

  1. Install git.
  2. Clone the dotfiles repo (optionally from your own fork).
  3. Run dotfiles setup.
  4. Purge dotfiles or jcf.
# Install Homebrew
ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL"

# Install git
/usr/local/bin/brew install git

# Clone your dotfiles file repo
/usr/local/bin/git clone<username>/dotfiles.git ~/.dotfiles

# Or if you're using my repo…
/usr/local/bin/git clone ~/.dotfiles

# Activate the dotfiles executable
cd ~/.dotfiles
export PATH="./bin:$PATH"

# Run dotfiles setup
dotfiles setup

# Link the actual dotfiles in to your $HOME
dotfiles link

Things I always do

Restart Terminal

If you restart your Terminal of choice at this point you should find the following ready to go:

  • Prezto-influenced ZSH configuration.
  • Required base packages like hub, macvim and the latest greatest zsh.
  • Rbenv with some useful plugins.
  • Pyenv.

Download Vim plugins

Assuming you're going to use Vim you'll want to fire up your editor and get NeoBundle to work.

vim -c 'NeoBundleInstall'

Install all the things

dotfiles install is your friend. This will take a while depending on your machine so expect to make a cup of tea before everything is installed.

Here be dragons

Sudo make me a sandwich

Use visudo to allow all admins to use sudo without entering their password.

# Change this line:
%admin  ALL=(ALL) ALL

# To this:

Stop path_helper from messing with our path

sudo chmod -x /usr/libexec/path_helper

Switch to using Homebrew-installed ZSH

Edit /etc/shells as root and add /usr/local/bin/zsh to the end of the file.

# WARNING! I would highly recommend editing /etc/shells by hand!
grep '/usr/local/bin/zsh' /etc/shells > /dev/null || \
  sudo echo '/usr/local/bin/zsh' >> /etc/shells

# Change shell…
chsh -s /usr/local/bin/zsh


Unless otherwise stated, everything is covered by the MIT license.




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