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README.md

README.md

dotfiles

My awesome dotfiles, directory structure is stolen from inspired by @holman's dotfiles. Installing and management is all done in shell.

The One Liner

Paste this into the nearest terminal.

sh <(curl -fsSL git.io/~hecticjeff)

Install

There are some dependencies you'll need before starting.

  • curl
  • git
  • zsh

On os x curl and zsh are already there, so you just need git, I recommend homebrew.

brew install git

For linux you will need to get curl, git and zsh from your distro's package manager.

Automated install

Running the following command will clone this repository into ~/.dotfiles then symlink any *.symlink files and directories into ~.

sh <(curl -fsSL git.io/~hecticjeff)

From source

To install the dotfiles from source run the following.

git clone https://github.com/hecticjeff/dotfiles ~/.dotfiles
cd ~/.dotfiles
bin/dotfiles-install

Post install

Finally you need to change your shell to zsh.

chsh -s $(which zsh)

If that all sounds a bit too scary for you then take a look at bin/dotfiles-install to get an idea for what this script does.

How does it work?

Each top level directory (except for bin/) is named after the command that it augments with functionality.

There are two types of files that go in these directories, .symlink and .zsh files.

  • .symlink - Generally used for "rc" files (like .zshrc).
  • .zsh - adds functionality to zsh.

When installing all of the .symlink files get linked into the $HOME directory, all of the .zsh files get sourced by ~/.zshrc.

Usage

The dotfiles are managed by the dotfiles(1) command. For more information see dotfiles help [<command>].

Author

Chris Mytton - @hecticjeff