- I maintain this repo as my dotfiles, but I'm keenly aware people are using it for theirs.
- You're quite welcome to make suggestions, however I may decline if it's not of personal value to me.
- If you're starting off consider forking mathias or alrra. paulmillr and gf3 also have great setups
installing & using
- fork this to your own acct
- clone that repo
- read and run parts of
- read and run
- git config needs attention, read the notes.
- use it. yay!
- commit/push changes you want.
- you can also hypothetically cherry-pick commits from me and mathias and our fork ecosystem.
my favorite parts.
So many goodies.
The "readline config" (
Basically it makes typing into the prompt amazing.
- tab like crazy for autocompletion that doesnt suck. tab all the things. srsly.
- no more that says "Display all 1745 possibilities? (y or n)" YAY
cat <uparrow>to see your previous
cats and use them.
- case insensitivity.
- tab all the livelong day.
Moving around in folders (
z helps you jump around to whatever folder. It uses actual real magic to determine where you should jump to. Seperately there's some
... aliases to shorten
cd ../.. and
.... etc. Then, if you have a folder open in Finder,
cdf will bring you to it.
z dotfiles z blog .... # drop back equivalent to cd ../../.. z public cdf # cd to whatever's up in Finder
z learns only once its installed so you'll have to cd around for a bit to get it taught.
Lastly, I use
open . to open Finder from this path. (That's just available normally.)
overview of files
.sift.conf- sift (faster than grep, ack, ag)
.vim- vim config, obv.
.inputrc- behavior of the actual prompt line
.extra- not included, explained above
setup-a-new-machine.sh- random apps i need installed
symlink-setup.sh- sets up symlinks for all dotfiles and vim config.
.osx- run on a fresh osx setup
brew-cask.sh- homebrew initialization
.extra for your private configuration
There will be items that don't belong to be committed to a git repo, because either 1) it shoudn't be the same across your machines or 2) it shouldn't be in a git repo. Kick it off like this:
touch ~/.extra && $EDITOR $_
I have some EXPORTS, my PATH construction, and a few aliases for ssh'ing into my servers in there.
I don't know how other folks manage their $PATH, but this is how I do mine:
# The top-most paths override here. PATH=/opt/local/bin PATH=$PATH:/opt/local/sbin PATH=$PATH:/bin PATH=$PATH:~/.rvm/bin PATH=$PATH:~/code/git-friendly # ... export PATH
Sensible OS X defaults
Mathias's repo is the canonical for this, but you should probably run his or mine after reviewing it.