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This is my dotfiles repo. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

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mathias/dotfiles

I believe in having as few bash functions, aliases, etc. as possible. Others do not agree, so they won't find this useful. At one point my system was configured with the Hashrocket dotmatrix repo, but I've since whittled it away until there's nothing left. There were too many functions and aliases in that config, and the git prompt function is particularly slow compared to the builtin __git_ps1 variable now available.

The directory layout of this repo is inspired by Zach Holman's excellent dotfiles repo, even though I don't use any of his actual config. You can read about why having a good set of dotfiles is important on Zach's blog.

My vim config is heavily inspired by the structure of @begriff's vim config but I don't use leader commands, so I used the basic structure while adding my own config.

Organization

bash/

Inside bash/ is a my bash config scripts:

  • .bash_profile is usually loaded first for most interactive shells.
  • .bashrc is initially loaded, and loads other config files.
  • .bashrc.alias is a set of aliases that I care about.
  • .bashrc.local is for local system config, and is omitted.
  • .bashrc.prompt exists purely to set up the bash prompt.
  • .bashrc.completion is loaded last and sets up all bash completion features and some RVM features.

emacs/

I use emacs-live now for my base emacs config: https://github.com/overtone/emacs-live

Inside emacs/ is my emacs-live config file:

  • .emacs/mathiasx-pack

It should be symlinked into position:

ln -s ~/dev/dotfiles/emacs/mathiasx-pack ~/.livepacks/

git/

The important file in git/ is the .gitconfig file which prepares some of my git aliases and sets my git user.

Update .gitconfig with your information:

[user]
  name = Matt Gauger
  email = matt.gauger@gmail.com

The installed Git version should be 1.8.0 or newer to take advantage of some settings and bash prompt settings.

On Linux, you may see errors because bash can't find __git_ps1 -- especially if you compiled git from scratch. To fix this, I included the git-prompt.sh script from the git repo in git/. Move it somewhere like ~/bin and add a line to source it in .bashrc

scripts/

scripts/pair

Use rylnd's pair script: rylnd/dotfiles

Follow those instructions to install. My own personal fork of the pair script is no longer maintained.

tmux/

Contains a .tmux.conf file that sets up tmux. Very basic config at this point. Hoping to improve that once I read Brian Hogan's new book.

Use Chris Johnsen's tmux-MacOSX-pasteboard to get paste support in tmux. Follow the instructions to compile it and place it in ~/bin. The .tmux.conf file will call reattach-to-user-session every time it launches.

vim/

Inside vim/ you'll find files to set up vim, naturally:

  • .vimrc is the main vim config file. I am using Vundle, so all of the vim bundles that I depend on are listed in the 'Vundle' section in .vimrc. (I previously was using Pathogen, but I've switched to Vundle.)
  • .vimrc.local is for local vim config and is omitted.
  • After symlinking the vim files into place, you must:
    • Clone the vundle repo into place:
git clone https://github.com/gmarik/vundle.git ~/.vim/bundle/vundle
  • Install the bundles with :BundleInstall in vim after symlinking things into place.

To Use

I don't suggest you go using these files without understanding what they do. But if you must, the files get symlinked into position in your home directory from this directory. Their filenames should remain the same. I highly suggest that if you're going to use pieces of this, that you fork this repo into your own Github account, at the very least. Then remove what you don't want.

Bugs

I can't guarantee this will work for you. These are my own config files and highly personalized. As noted below in the license, there is no warranty.

Copyright (c) 2012 Matt Gauger

MIT License

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