Matt Ryan Does Dotfiles
A grossly opinionated set of system configurations, specific to Linux while aiming to run on macOS.
git clone https://github.com/rattlion/dotfiles.git ~/.dotfiles cd ~/.dotfiles make
cd ~/.dotfiles make clean
Symlinks everything except templates to your $HOME dir. Templates are copied.
~/.gitconfig is copied from
There’s a few special files in the hierarchy.
- bin/: Anything in
bin/will get added to your
$PATHand be made available everywhere.
- topic/*.zsh: Any files ending in
.zshget loaded into your environment.
- topic/path.zsh: Any file named
path.zshis loaded first and is expected to setup
- topic/completion.zsh: Any file named
completion.zshis loaded last and is expected to setup autocomplete.
- topic/*.symlink: Any files ending in
*.symlinkget symlinked into your
$HOME. This is so you can keep all of those versioned in your dotfiles but still keep those autoloaded files in your home directory. These get symlinked in when you run
- topic/*.template: Any files ending in
*.templateget copied into your
$HOME. This is so you can keep the file versioned and prepared for other systems while maintaining unique settings across environments.
Several years ago this project started out as a fork of Zach Holman’s excellent dotfiles which at the time was a fork of Ryan Bates’. I’ve been updating this set since 2012.