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John Michel's dots

This has been heavily derived from Mathias' dotfiles, with some additional customization from Dan Herbert's old dotfiles. The name comes from Stephen Tudor's dots.

Installation

Using Git and the bootstrap script

You can clone the repository wherever you want. (I like to keep it in ~/Projects/dots, with ~/dots as a symlink.) The bootstrap script will pull in the latest version and copy the files to your home folder.

git clone https://github.com/johnmichel/dots.git && cd dots && source bootstrap.sh

To update, cd into your local dots repository and then:

source bootstrap.sh

Alternatively, to update while avoiding the confirmation prompt:

set -- -f; source bootstrap.sh

Git-free install

To install these dotfiles without Git:

cd && curl -#L https://github.com/johnmichel/dots/tarball/main | tar -xzv --strip-components 1 --exclude={README.md,bootstrap.sh,LICENSE}

To update later on, just run that command again.

Specify the $PATH

If ~/.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 $PATH:

export PATH="$HOME/utils:$PATH"

Add custom commands without creating a new fork

If ~/.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.

Your ~/.extra could look something like this:

# Git credentials
GIT_AUTHOR_NAME="Your Name"
GIT_COMMITTER_NAME="$GIT_AUTHOR_NAME"
git config --global user.name "$GIT_AUTHOR_NAME"
GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL="yourname@users.noreply.github.com"
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 dots 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:

chmod +x .macos
./.macos

Install Homebrew formulae

When setting up a new Mac, you may want to install some common Homebrew formulae (after [installing Homebrew=(https://brew.sh/#install), of course):

chmod +x brew.sh
./brew.sh

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