My personal configuration management system
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These are my personal configuration files. The directory structure is designed so that you can symlink everything with a single command. This is only tested with and only expected to work on Ubuntu.


Copypasta Installation

Here be dragons! This is for me to use. The goal is for me to be able to copy and paste a couple of lines to get up and running with my local configuration. I definitely want all of the potentially destructive actions taken by this script to take place. I'm not responsible if you lose data or break something using my script. If you really want to do all of the things that this script does, proceed at your own peril!

  • Install a couple of prerequisites with APT.
  • Clone the repository.
  • Run the rake force task, symlinking all config files and overwriting any existing files.

If you understand the risks and want to press on, copy and paste this (you can skip the first 2 lines if you have the packages from the 2nd line):

  sudo apt-get update
  sudo apt-get install --yes curl
  curl -L | bash

Manual Installation

This method won't overwrite any files and skips some cool magic stuff. This'll just get you the content, and it's up to you to symlink what you like.

git clone ~/.dotfiles --recursive

Then you can cd into ~/.dotfiles and run rake --tasks to get a list of the available tasks.


I use vim-plug to manage plugins. I use Olivier Verdier's zsh-git-prompt to get nice git info in my prompt.


Yeah! That's in there so I can quickly check if the bootstrap experience works end to end on Ubuntu. You can try it. Just do

docker build .
# ...lots of text...
Successfully built e517a0342623
docker run -it e517a0342623

License and Copyright

Copyright Justin Force and Licensed under the MIT license.