Set zsh as your login shell.
chsh -s /bin/zsh
First, fork this repo on Github.
Then, clone your Github fork onto your laptop and install it:
git clone email@example.com:your-github-name/dotfiles.git cd dotfiles ./install.sh
This will create symlinks for config files in your home directory. If you include the line "DO NOT EDIT BELOW THIS LINE" anywhere in a config file, it will copy that file over instead of symlinking it, and it will leave everything above that line in your local config intact.
You can safely run
./install.sh multiple times to update.
You should be able to experiment with your own dotfiles, save them in version
control, and still get updates from
master branch is for your customizations and the
upstream branch is for
Set up the upstream branch
You only have to do this once:
git remote add upstream firstname.lastname@example.org:thoughtbot/dotfiles.git git fetch upstream git checkout -b upstream upstream/master
Make your own customizations
Put your customizations at the top of files, separated by "DO NOT EDIT BELOW THIS LINE."
For example, the top of your
~/.gitconfig might look like this:
[user] name = Joe Ferris email = email@example.com # DO NOT EDIT BELOW THIS LINE [push] default = current
The top of your
~/.zlogin might look like this:
# RVM [[ -s '/Users/croaky/.rvm/scripts/rvm' ]] && source '/Users/croaky/.rvm/scripts/rvm' # DO NOT EDIT BELOW THIS LINE # recommended by brew doctor export PATH="/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin:$PATH"
Get thoughtbot's updates
Each time you want to include thoughtbot's changes:
git checkout upstream git pull git checkout master git rebase upstream
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