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.oh-my-zsh @ bd00365
.rbenv @ 01a0ad0

This is a fork of gf3's dotfiles.



  • Git (1.7+)
  • Mercurial (1.6+)
  • Ruby (1.9 recommended) and RubyGems
  • Vim (7.3+)
  • Tree

Optional, but recommended:


The bootstrapper depends on three things: ruby, rake, and bundler. Assuming you have ruby and ruby gems installed on your system: gem install rake bundler.


$ zsh < <( curl )

Don't worry, all your old files will be backed up!

Stay Updated

Run the bootstrapper again!

$ ~/.dotfiles/


Overview of the vim setup. Sensible defaults for all the things!


Reference to vim mappings.


  • ,c Toggle invisibles.
  • ,ls Show buffers (same as :buffers).
  • ,p Toggle paste mode.
  • ,qs Toggle search highlight.
  • ,qq Close Quickfix window (think Ack.vim).
  • ,rp Toggle Rainbow Parenthesis.
  • ,ss Strip all trailing whitespace in buffer.
  • ,W Sudo write!
  • Y Yank from cursor to end of line (same as y$).
  • ,* Replace word under cursor.
  • ,] Indent current block.
  • ,[ Outdent current block.
  • ,⏎ Insert newline.
  • ' Actually calls ` for better mark jumping (line + column).
  • J Join lines and restore cursor position.

Some handy aliases for hard to type things that I use often:

  • >> to
  • << to
  • ^^ to
  • VV to
  • aa to λ

As well , , , and may be used in completions menus. <PageUp> and <PageDown> work in both insert and command mode.


  • + Increase split size.
  • - Decrease split size.
  • ^j Go to split below.
  • ^k Go to split above.
  • ^h Go to split left.
  • ^l Go to split right.


  • :W Alias to :w because I'm always typing it.
  • :R Get the output of shell commands.


Installed plugins and syntax files.

  • Ack
  • Clojure
  • Cocoa
  • CoffeeScript
  • CSS-color
  • CtrlP
  • Fish
  • Gist
  • Haml
  • Handlebars
  • Indent Guides
  • Jade
  • Javascript
  • Markdown
  • Nerdcommenter
  • Nu
  • Powerline
  • Pathogen
  • Racket
  • Rails
  • Rainbow Parenthesis
  • Repeat
  • Ruby
  • Scala
  • Slim
  • Snipmate
  • Stylus
  • Surround


Rudimentary support for vim on the iPad has been added via usage of the xterm-ipad $TERM value. In this mode <Tab> is <Esc> and ,<Tab> is <Tab>.


Most of the shell junk is setup to work in both zsh and bash. Bash users should see .bash_profile and .bash_prompt.


Check out .aliases


Additional useful scripts bundled:

  • ack
  • bookmarklet


A modified version of Menlo is available in .fonts for use with powerline.vim.


I've included some handy git script additions as well as configution changes. Have a look at .gitconfig to see various aliases and settings.

Additional scripts (see .scripts directory for source):

  • git-publish-branch
  • git-rank-contributors
  • git-rbranch
  • git-review
  • git-show-merges
  • git-wtf


Sensible configurations exist for:

  • Ack
  • Awesome Print
  • RubyGems
  • Git
  • IRB
  • TMUX
  • Vim
  • GVim / MacVim

...and more!