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quimrstorres dotfiles

This is a fork of holman/dotfiles. If you like the way this is structured, it is probably worth it to check the original repository and its many other forks.

All credit belongs to holman, who put this together for the rest of us. I only tweaked it to my needs.


Follow the steps:

git clone /directory/of/choice
cd /directory/of/choice

This will symlink the appropriate files in /directory/of/choice to your home directory. Everything is configured and tweaked within /directory/of/choice.

The main file you'll want to change right off the bat is zsh/zshrc.symlink, which sets up a few paths that'll be different on your particular machine. At the very least, you will need to change the $DOT variable to /directory/of/choice.


Everything's built around topic areas. If you're adding a new area to your forked dotfiles — say, "Java" — you can simply add a java directory and put files in there. Anything with an extension of .zsh will get automatically included into your shell. Anything with an extension of .symlink will get symlinked without extension into $HOME when you run script/bootstrap.

what's inside

A lot of stuff. Seriously, a lot of stuff. Check them out in the file browser above and see what components may mesh up with you. Fork it, remove what you don't use, and build on what you do use.


There's a few special files in the hierarchy.

  • topic/*.zsh: Any files ending in .zsh get loaded into your environment.
  • topic/*.symlink: Any files ending in *.symlink get symlinked into your $HOME. This is so you can keep all of those versioned in your dotfiles but still keep those autoloaded files in your home directory. These get symlinked in when you run script/bootstrap.