Awesome dotfiles

A curated list of dotfiles resources. Inspired by the awesome list thing. Note that some articles or tools may look old or old-fashioned, but this usually means they're battle-tested and mature (like dotfiles themselves). Feel free to propose new articles, projects or tools!

Articles

Introductions

Tutorials

Shell startup

Using specific tools

Find dotfiles repos

There are many great dotfiles repos out there, each containing their own inspiration and gems. One way to go through them is to search GitHub for "dotfiles".

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Example dotfiles repos

A collection of the most popular, well-maintained, and collaborative dotfiles repositories & frameworks. Some projects contain just the dotfiles. Others go further by allowing you to easily add your own custom dotfiles, and some include scripts to manage dotfiles and plugins.

Bash

| Title | Description | Focus | | :------------------------------------------------------------------ | :------------------------------------------- | :--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | | Bash it | Community bash framework. | Autocompletion, themes, aliases, custom functions. Well-structured framework. | | Mathias’s dotfiles | Sensible hacker defaults for macOS | Lots of goodness here, great collaborative community effort. | | Maximum Awesome | Config files for vim and tmux | Vim, tmux. Built for Mac OS X. | | webpro's dotfiles | macOS dotfiles | Bash, Homebrew, Brew Cask, Git, Node.js, Hammerspoon. | | rootbeersoup's dotfiles | Effortless Bash, Vim and macOS configuration | A curl \| sh installer and a Makefile offer portable and effortless setup for either permanent or temporary configuration. | | Luke's voidrice | Arch linux dotfile bootstrap | Bloatless, often suckless software. Vim config for editing documents in markdown or latex |

Zsh

| Title | Description | Focus | | :------------------------------------------------------------ | :--------------------------------------------------------------------- | :----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | | thoughtbot dotfiles | Set of vim, zsh, git, and tmux configuration files | Zsh, vim, tmux, git, homebrew. Uses rcm. | | oh-my-zsh | Community-driven framework for managing your zsh configuration. | Includes 200+ optional plugins (rails, git, OSX, hub, capistrano, brew, ant, php, python, etc), over 140 themes to spice up your morning, and an auto-update tool. | | Prezto | The configuration framework for Zsh. | Enriches the command line interface environment with sane defaults, aliases, functions, auto completion, and prompt themes. | | YADR | The best vim, git, zsh plugins and the cleanest vimrc you've ever seen | Homebrew, zsh, git, vim, and more. Active repository. | | antigen | Plugin manager for zsh, inspired by oh-my-zsh and vundle. | Antigen is a small set of functions that help you easily manage your shell (zsh) plugins. Antigen is to zsh, what Vundle is to vim. | | Dries's dotfiles | Simplified approach to dotfiles for macOS | Zsh, Oh My Zsh, macOS, Homebrew, Mackup | | sobolevn's dotfiles | Dotfiles for the developer happiness | Zsh, Brew, Sublime, Python, Node, Elixir |

Fish

| Title | Description | Focus | | :------------------------------------------------------- | :----------------------------------------------------------------------------- | :--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | | oh-my-fish | Community Fish framework. | Includes many plugins and themes, with installation, auto-update, and scaffolding tools. | | Paul's dotfiles | Abundant dotfiles with a plethora of cool custom functions | Fish, macOS, Homebrew, Custom Shell functions | | rkalis's dotfiles | Well-maintained dotfiles featuring Fish, repository management and Hammerspoon | Fish, macOS, Homebrew, Repository management, Hammerspoon |

Ansible

| Title | Description | Focus | | :------------------------------------------------------ | :------------------------------------------- | :------------------------------------------------------------------------------ | | .dots | New and upgraded dotfiles, now with Ansible! | Completely automated desktop setup, configuration and maintenance using Ansible | | sloria's dotfiles | sloria's dotfiles as Ansible roles | Sets up a full local development environment with a single command |

Tools

macOS

Miscellaneous

Related Lists

Archive/abandoned projects

License

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