🏠dotfiles for my macOS environment
- Management Tools
- The Terminal
- dev fonts
- alacritty + zsh
This is my development environment that I use everyday on my MacBook Pro.
I have created a minimal dotfile repo for to help new users get started on their own dotfile journey. You can check out the project here: https://github.com/jonleopard/dotfile-starter.
Disclaimer: If you decide to use these dotfiles, proceed at your own risk!
At the moment, this will only work in macOS.
- Download repo
- via git
- via curl
- Run scripts <--Currently working on these!
- Automatic: ./install.sh
- Manually: stow [folder]
Download and Stage Files
If you are on a new machine, then you might need to install git. You can also use
curl. Whatever method you chose, make sure the files get put in your
$HOME directory. If you aren't sure where that is, run
cd && git clone https://github.com/jonleopard/dotfiles.git && cd dotfiles && chmod +x install.sh
cd && curl -#L https://github.com/jonleopard/dotfiles/tarball/master | tar -xzv
If you prefer, you can skip the install.sh script and run
stow manually. Just tell
stow which dotfiles you want to symlink:
dotfiles - gnu stow
There are so many flavors when it comes to dotfile management. I wanted something lightweight and that could run in any *nix environment with little to no dependencies.
All my dotfiles are managed with the extremely light weight GNU Stow. Basically, stow creates & manages symlinks to files that are located in the home directory. This allows me to keep everything in an organized folder called 'dotfiles'. If you are interested in learning more about stow, I wrote a brief post about it here
macOS - Homebrew
Homebrew and Macports are pretty much the only mainstream options here. I went with Homebrew. I'm using Homebrew-Cask which will go out and install all of the applications that I tell it to. mas will install all of your Mac App Store apps. All of this is bundled in a list called a Brewfile.
node - n
zsh - antibody
antibody has been my favorite zsh plugin mananger for a couple years now. The author has a great post on shell performance which I highly recommend if you are interested in speeding up your shell spawn times. It's written in go, so make sure you have go installed on your system.
tmux - tpm
neovim - vim plug
alacritty + zsh
Below is a list of some of my favourite dev fonts that go great in your terminal, IDE, Text Editor, etc...
I've been working a collection of my favorite wallpapers over the years. If you are interested, you can grab the bundle here.
- GNU Stow
- Dotfile Repos