I've recently discovered that keeping your dotfiles in git is one of the neatest tricks since sliced bread. I've taken the time to make a little Python script that symlinks all the dotfiles here to your homedir.
To use these dotfiles (or customise the set up for your own use):
git clone git://github.com/mikl/dotfiles.git- you might want to rename the resulting dotfiles folder to something else. I keep mine in ~/.dotfiles.git but anywhere should work.
- Customise the RC-files to your own liking and add your own.
python linkdotfilesin the folder you checked it out. Use the -f option if you want your old dotfiles to be overwritten (otherwise, linkdotfiles will only link those that do not exist).
- Optionally, set up a central git repository so you can share your dotfiles across your machines. (If you don't have your own server for that sort of thing, you can fork my repository on Github.