A man's home (directory) is his castle, so don't leave home with out it.
Homesick is sorta like rip, but for dotfiles. It uses git to clone a repository containing dotfiles, and saves them in
~/.homesick. It then allows you to symlink all the dotfiles into place with a single command.
We call a repository that is compatible with homesick to be a 'castle'. To act as a castle, a repository must be organized like so:
- Contains a 'home' directory
- 'home' contains any number of files and directories that begin with '.'
To get started, install homesick first:
gem install homesick
Next, you use the homesick command to clone a castle:
homesick clone git://github.com/technicalpickles/pickled-vim.git
Alternatively, if it's on github, there's a slightly shorter way:
homesick clone technicalpickles/pickled-vim
With the castle cloned, you can now link its contents into your home dir:
homesick symlink pickled-vim
If you use the shorthand syntax for GitHub repositories in your clone, please note you will instead need to run:
homesick symlink technicalpickles/pickled-vim
If you're not sure what castles you have around, you can easily list them:
Not sure what else homesick has up its sleeve? There's always the built in help:
Note on Patches/Pull Requests
- Fork the project.
- Make your feature addition or bug fix.
- Add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.
- Commit, do not mess with rakefile, version, or history. (if you want to have your own version, that is fine but bump version in a commit by itself I can ignore when I pull)
- Send me a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.
Need homesick without the ruby dependency?
Check out homeshick.
Copyright (c) 2010 Joshua Nichols. See LICENSE for details.