git clone https://github.com/jkahne/dotfiles.git ~/.dotfiles cd ~/.dotfiles # script/bootstrap rake
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.
You'll also want to change
git/gitconfig.symlink, which will set you up as
committing as me. You probably don't want that.
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
- topic/*.completion.sh: Any files ending in
completion.shget loaded last so that they get loaded after we set up zsh autocomplete functions.
- If you want some more colors for things like
ls, install grc:
brew install grc.
- If you install the excellent rbenv to manage multiple rubies, your current branch will show up in the prompt. Bonus.