My dotfiles are all the configuration files I use with my Arch install, such as Vim and my Window Manager, BSPWM. These configs are shared on GitHub so I can easily clone them wherever I am, and also so others can see how I like things configured.

I try to keep my dotfiles following good practices, both with Git, and with its code. As such, my commit messages explain the reasonings for the changes, in such a way that I'll be able to go back and work out why I added it.

I recently added the ability to bootstrap my system by simply cloning the repo and running ./, which installs my dotfiles in the correct places and installs all associated dependencies needed.

Device-specific code is stored in the same branch, with the suffix set to the host. For instance, a custom .vimrc for the host TheColonel would be stored as .vimrc.TheColonel, and then will be unpacked to .vimrc.local.

Written by Jamie Tanna on 01 January 0001, and last updated on 23 December 2018.