Clone the repository and run
The rake install task will go through all files in the cloned repository and creates relative symlinks in the user's home directory.
- Subdirectories will be recursively created if missing.
- Existing files won't be overwritten.
- If you want to symlink a whole directory, just create an empty
.symlinkfile in it.
Assuming that you cloned the repository to ~/.dotfiles, here are a few examples of links that the installation will set up.
~/.vimrc -> .dotfiles/.vimrc ~/.ssh/config -> ../.dotfiles/.ssh/config ~/bin -> .dotfiles/bin (which is a directory containing an empty .symlink file)
rake uninstall will remove all symlinks that the installation created.