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README.md

README.md

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. http://zachholman.com/2010/08/dotfiles-are-meant-to-be-forked/

Organization

bash/

Inside bash/ is a my bash config scripts:

  • .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.

Note: If you're having trouble with the prompt and the __git_ps1 function, read this excellent blog post to get git-completion working: http://blog.jasonmeridth.com/2010/05/22/git-ps1.html

git/

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

scripts/

scripts/pair

Configures the git author/email for multiple developers when pair programming

Setup

First, you'll probably want the pair script added to your PATH. In something like ~/.bash_login add:

export PATH="$PATH:<path_to_pair_script>"

This will allow you to call pair, but you don't want to run pair in a subshell. Instead add this nifty alias:

alias pair='source pair'

or, if you don't want it on your PATH,

alias pair='source <path_to_pair_script>'

Another helpful alias if you don't like the spacebar:

alias unpair='source pair -u'

Also, if you want to persist the pair between sessions, without having to call pair, you can do something like

[ ! -f "$HOME/.pairrc" ] || source "$HOME/.pairrc"

in your ~/.bashrc.

Usage:
$ pair ryalnd mathias   # Sets the author to 'Matt Gauger and Ryland Herrick'
$ pair -u               # Unsets the author/email

You can also set more than two users:

$ pair bigtiger devn mathias   # Sets the author to 'Jim Remsik, Devin Walters and Matt Gauger'

And check your current configuration:

$ pair                  # Lists the current author/email

scripts/vimbundles.sh

This is stolen from the hashrocket/dotatrix repo, and we've been using it for a long time at Bendyworks. It was originally written by Tim Pope (@tpope), and is a command to set up the vimbundles mentioned in the vim/ section below. Run it to install all the vimbundles I normally run with, or edit it as necessary. It's safe to run often; it does git pulls on the repos it already has and is a great way to keep up to date.

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:

  • .vim/ directory containing pathogen.vim, which loads everything else into vim.
  • .vimrc is the main vim config file. It mostly serves to get pathogen going.
  • Pathogen loads everything in the ~/.vimbundles dir in the users directory.
  • .vimrc.local is for local vim config and is omitted.

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

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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