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:wrench: .files, including ~/.osx — sensible hacker defaults for OS X
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.vim Enable Solarized Dark theme in Vim
bin bin: Update and improve `httpcompression`
init init: Use the Solarized Dark theme in Sublime Text
.aliases .aliases: Enable colored `grep` output
.bash_profile Use bash-completion2 for improved Bash 4 completion
.bash_prompt .bash_prompt: Improve escape sequences
.bashrc Remove some things that I don’t use
.curlrc .curlrc: Add back `connect-timeout`
.editorconfig Add `.editorconfig`
.exports .exports: Add `PYTHONIOENCODING`
.functions .functions: Make `mkd` `cd` into the last directory in the list
.gdbinit Add .gdbinit
.gitattributes .gitattributes: Disable normalizing line endings globally
.gitconfig .gitconfig: Use `hexdump` to diff binary files
.gitignore Use newlines at EOF consistently
.gvimrc .gvimrc: Don’t blink cursor in normal mode
.hgignore Use newlines at EOF consistently
.hushlogin Use newlines at EOF consistently
.inputrc Use newlines at EOF consistently
.osx .osx: Bypass URLs in Tweetbot
.screenrc .screenrc: Add some more settings
.vimrc .vimrc: Enable `g:solarized_termtrans`
.wgetrc Use newlines at EOF consistently
LICENSE-MIT.txt Update URLs README: Add warning Remove some things that I don’t use Add `dark-mode`

Mathias’s dotfiles

Screenshot of my shell prompt


Warning: If you want to give these dotfiles a try, you should first fork this repository, review the code, and remove things you don’t want or need. Don’t blindly use my settings unless you know what that entails. Use at your own risk!

Using Git and the bootstrap script

You can clone the repository wherever you want. (I like to keep it in ~/Projects/dotfiles, with ~/dotfiles as a symlink.) The bootstrapper script will pull in the latest version and copy the files to your home folder.

git clone && cd dotfiles && source

To update, cd into your local dotfiles repository and then:


Alternatively, to update while avoiding the confirmation prompt:

set -- -f; source

Git-free install

To install these dotfiles without Git:

cd; curl -#L | tar -xzv --strip-components 1 --exclude={,,LICENSE-MIT.txt}

To update later on, just run that command again.

Specify the $PATH

If ~/.path exists, it will be sourced along with the other files, before any feature testing (such as detecting which version of ls is being used) takes place.

Here’s an example ~/.path file that adds /usr/local/bin to the $PATH:

export PATH="/usr/local/bin:$PATH"

Add custom commands without creating a new fork

If ~/.extra exists, it will be sourced along with the other files. You can use this to add a few custom commands without the need to fork this entire repository, or to add commands you don’t want to commit to a public repository.

My ~/.extra looks something like this:

# Git credentials
# Not in the repository, to prevent people from accidentally committing under my name
GIT_AUTHOR_NAME="Mathias Bynens"
git config --global "$GIT_AUTHOR_NAME"
git config --global "$GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL"

You could also use ~/.extra to override settings, functions and aliases from my dotfiles repository. It’s probably better to fork this repository instead, though.

Sensible OS X defaults

When setting up a new Mac, you may want to set some sensible OS X defaults:


Install Homebrew formulae

When setting up a new Mac, you may want to install some common Homebrew formulae (after installing Homebrew, of course):



Suggestions/improvements welcome!


Mathias Bynens

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