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Ryan McGeary's configuration shiznit that makes him productive
Emacs Lisp Shell Lua Ruby
branch: master
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emacs.d Remapped query-replace bindings
.gitignore Added motion-mode
.gitmodules Switched most emacs packages from submodules to elpa Extracted personal git info into ~/.gitconfig_local
ackrc Updated ackrc for ack2
agignore Ignore log files while searching with ag
bash_aliases Added aliases for deploying to heroku with migrations
bash_completion Added bash completion to git cherry -v origin/master alias
bashrc Updated emacs install aliases
cmd-key-happy.lua Revert "Removed cmd-v from cmd-key-happy script"
ctags Added ctags config
editrc Configured pry for reverse-search support (Ctrl-R)
gemrc [rubygems] Turned off rdoc during gem installs
gitconfig Moved default git pruning behavior to gitconfig
gitignore Added / to .gitignore
install.rb Added `git sumodule sync` to the install script and improved README
screenrc GNU Screen
tmux.conf Changed the color of current tmux window labels to red
vimrc Mad props to Chris Wanstrath for this convention

Getting Started

Clone this (or a forked version of this) repository.

$ cd ~
$ git clone .dotfiles

(Option 1) If you'd like to symlink everything from this repository to your home directory, run install.rb. This will also sync and update all the git submodules within.

$ cd ~/.dotfiles
$ ./install.rb

This install script is idempotent, meaning you can run it over and over again without fear of breaking anything. Use it as an installer or to upgrade after merging from an upstream fork.

(Option 2) If you'd like to just symlink one or more configurations to your home directory manually, you can. If you take this approach, you'll have to update all the git submodules manually.

$ cd ~/.dotfiles
$ git submodule sync
$ git submodule update --init --recursive
$ ln -ns emacs   ~/.emacs
$ ln -ns emacs.d ~/.emacs.d

(Option 3) Just look around and pick and choose what you like for your own dotfiles.


If you'd like to use git and github, be sure to add your own ~/.gitconfig_local file:

  email =
  name = Your Name
  user = your-github-username


  • *nix environment (e.g. Mac OS X or Linux)
  • Bash version >= 3 (for command line enhancements)
  • Emacs version >= 24 (for emacs config and setup)
  • Ruby (for the install.rb to work)
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