My dotfiles (definitely a WIP)
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Remy's (mac) dotfiles

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These dotfiles still need work to complete an automatic installation. Use at your own risk (I do...).

I'm also using these on a Mac (and have tried with varying degrees of success on linux), so your milage may vary...


Warning: If you want to give these dotfiles a try, you should first fork this repository, review the code, and remove things you don’t want or need. Don’t blindly use my settings unless you know what that entails. Use at your own risk!

Using Git and the bootstrap script

You can clone the repository wherever you want. (I keep mine in ~/dotfiles). The bootstrapper script will pull in the latest version and copy the files to your home folder.

git clone && cd dotfiles && source

To update, cd into your local dotfiles repository and then:


Alternatively, to update while avoiding the confirmation prompt:

set -- -f; source

Git-free install

To install these dotfiles without Git:

cd; curl -#L | tar -xzv --strip-components 1 --exclude={,,LICENSE}

To update later on, just run that command again.

Specify the $PATH

Because the : split thing in .path files is a PITA, I've got a script that reads each line from .paths. The .paths file supports comments, so you can read mine and see how it's just a list of directories.

That list is then compiled and exported via $PATH.

Add custom commands without creating a new fork

If ~/.extra exists, it will be sourced along with the other files. You can use this to add a few custom commands without the need to fork this entire repository, or to add commands you don’t want to commit to a public repository.

My ~/.extra looks something like this:

# Git credentials
# Not in the repository, to prevent people from accidentally committing under my name
git config --global github.user "remy"
git config --global "$GIT_AUTHOR_NAME"
git config --global "$GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL"

You could also use ~/.extra to override settings, functions and aliases from my dotfiles repository. It’s probably better to fork this repository instead, though.

Sensible OS X defaults

When setting up a new Mac, you may want to set some sensible OS X defaults:


Installing apps

When setting up a new Mac, you may want to install some common Homebrew formulae (after installing Homebrew, of course):


I've also included my default global npm packages, which is installed via



Suggestions/improvements welcome!


Large amounts taken directly from Mathias Bynens' dotfiles repo

Thanks to...