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I used to have some really details configs for vim and zsh. Then I started using fish, spacemacs and magit and really don't have a very customized environment anymore. And I'm happier with this. So, find what thou wilt.

Items of Interest


The beauty of my dot-spacemacs file isn't anything in the file, rather what's not in the file and rather is a part of spacemacs itself, through the power of spacemacs's config-layer system.


After years of using zsh with a cargo-culted configuration, I gave up on it and switched to the Friendly Interactive Shell, aka fish. It has a simplified scripting language, has sane defaults, and straightforward auto-complete features. There's not much to see in the config file, because fish doesn't believe in configurability.


Before I started using Magit, I got to know the git command line pretty well, and got really into creating custom aliases. Here are a few:

  • amend: commit --amend after an accidental commit -amend and instead of --amend that took an hour to undo, I started this list.
  • addp: add --patch
  • axe <term>: log -S<term> searches your git history for term
  • cleanup: removes all local branches merged into HEAD
  • cleanup-remotes: removes all remote branches merged into HEAD.
  • delete <remotename> <branchname>: Deletes branch from remote
  • fold:merge --no-ff takes some branches and merges them in, keeping their full branch and commit history.
  • goto <refspec>: reset --hard <refspec> hard resets to the given refspec
  • label: tag -a creates an annotated tag, for versioning or such
  • staged: diff --cached displays the contents of the index
  • tag-release: Creates an unannotated tag named release/YYYY/MM/DD/HHMM. Preferably, your build tools do this instead.
  • track <remote refspec>: checkout -t <remote refspec> checks out a remote branch as a local branch and sets tracking.
  • undo: reset --soft HEAD^ Revert a commit, but leave its contents as staged.
  • unstage <path>: reset HEAD -- <path> removes path from the index
  • update-remotes: remote update --prune for each remote, fetches and prunes.


I am in the process of migrating the automated install of this to bork and their configurations are in the install directory. Eventually there will be a compiled borkfile when I get around to writing that feature of Bork, and then a command to copy & paste and run, letting the computer work while you get coffee.