A tool for managing symlinks
gem install effuse
So, say you have all your precious dotfiles in a nice little git repository or Dropbox folder or whatever else you might use. It's a great way to be able to use your configurations on multiple computers, but how do you get those configurations out of the repository and into your filesystem?
The answer: symbolic links. Lots of them. And how do you go about creating all these symlinks? Sure, you could create each one by hand, but you're a busy person and obviously don't have time for such menial tasks. Luckily, you've just discovered Effuse!
effuse in your dotfiles repository and it will automagically create
symlinks to all your configurations in your home directory!
Your configurations don't go in your home directory? No problem! Just run
effuse /path/ and the symlinks will be created wherever your heart desires.
Symlinks aren't working out for you? Effuse has got you covered. Just run
effuse --clean in your dotfiles repository and it will remove all those nasty
symlinks it created before.
Don't want to symlink a certain bothersome file? Why not tell Effuse your
opinion on the matter using
effuse -e file?
Usage: effuse [OPTION...] [DEST] -c, --clean Remove symlinks -e, --exclude GLOB Exclude GLOB from symlinking -i, --include GLOB Include GLOB in symlinking -y, --noconfirm CHOICE Assume CHOICE on file conflicts -v, --verbose Show verbose output -h, --help Show this message
Copyright (c) 2011, Curtis McEnroe firstname.lastname@example.org
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