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README.md

marcanuy dotfiles

Requirements

Set zsh as your login shell.

chsh -s /bin/zsh

Install

Clone onto your PC:

git clone git://github.com/marcanuy/dotfiles.git

Update external repositories:

git submodule init
git submodule update

Install:

cd dotfiles
./install.sh

This will create symlinks for config files in your home directory.

You can safely run ./install.sh multiple times to update.

Make your own customizations

Put your customizations in dotfiles appended with .local:

  • ~/.aliases.local
  • ~/.gitconfig.local
  • ~/.gvimrc.local
  • ~/.tmux.conf.local
  • ~/.vimrc.local
  • ~/.vimrc.bundles.local
  • ~/.zshrc.local

For example, your ~/.aliases.local might look like this:

# Productivity
alias todo='$EDITOR ~/.todo'

Your ~/.gitconfig.local might look like this:

[alias]
  l = log --pretty=colored
[pretty]
  colored = format:%Cred%h%Creset %s %Cgreen(%cr) %C(bold blue)%an%Creset
[user]
  name = Dan Croak
  email = dan@thoughtbot.com

Your ~/.zshrc.local might look like this:

# load rbenv
eval "$(rbenv init -)"

# recommended by brew doctor
export PATH="/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin:$PATH"

Your ~/.vimrc.bundles.local might look like this:

Bundle 'Lokaltog/vim-powerline'
Bundle 'stephenmckinney/vim-solarized-powerline'

What's in it?

fluxbox customization:

Changing Ubuntu default Desktop Manager

sudo apt-get install git git-core git-doc git-gui
sudo apt-get install rxvt-unicode fluxbox git idesk conky-all pavucontrol
sudo apt-get install eterm eterm-themes

Choose fluxbox window manager, every time you log in, a script grabs a rectangular projection of the world map showing the current sunlight and cloud cover from Opentopia and sets it as the wallpaper.

Desktop Screenshot

vim configuration:

  • Ctrl-P for fuzzy file/buffer/tag finding.
  • Rails.vim for enhanced navigation of Rails file structure via gf and :A (alternate), :Rextract partials, :Rinvert migrations, etc.
  • Run RSpec specs from vim.
  • Set <leader> to a single space.
  • Switch between the last two files with space-space.
  • Syntax highlighting for CoffeeScript, Textile, Cucumber, Haml, Markdown, and HTML.
  • Use Ag instead of Grep when available.
  • Use Exuberant Ctags for tab completion.
  • Use GitHub color scheme.
  • Use Vundle to manage plugins.

tmux configuration:

  • Improve color resolution.
  • Remove administrative debris (session name, hostname, time) in status bar.
  • Set prefix to Ctrl+a (like GNU screen).
  • Soften status bar color from harsh green to light gray.

git configuration:

  • Adds a create-branch alias to create feature branches.
  • Adds a delete-branch alias to delete feature branches.
  • Adds a merge-branch alias to merge feature branches into master.
  • Adds an up alias to fetch and rebase origin/master into the feature branch. Use git up -i for interactive rebases.

Shell aliases and scripts:

  • b for bundle.
  • g with no arguments is git status and with arguments acts like git.
  • git-churn to show churn for the files changed in the branch.
  • m for rake db:migrate && rake db:rollback && rake db:migrate && rake db:test:prepare.
  • mcd to make a directory and change into it.
  • rake is zeus rake if using Zeus on the project in current directory.
  • replace foo bar **/*.rb to find and replace within a given list of files.
  • rk for rake.
  • rspec is zeus rspec if using Zeus on the project in current directory.
  • tat to attach to tmux session named the same as the current directory.
  • v for $VISUAL.

Then, each time you want to update thoughtbot's changes.

git checkout upstream
git pull
git checkout master
git rebase upstream

Dotfiles is maintained by thoughtbot, inc The names and logos for thoughtbot are trademarks of thoughtbot, inc. Dotfiles is © 2009-2013 thoughtbot, inc. It is free software and may be redistributed under the terms specified in the LICENSE file.