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#1 2013-12-26 15:19:50

EvanPurkhiser
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dots — A better way to manage a single set of dotfiles

dots — A better way to manage a single set of dotfiles

Over the past few months I've been working on a little utility called `dots` with the hopes of making it simple to manage a single set of dotfiles for all environments. The README gives a pretty good overview of what the tool does. Please let me know if anything is confusing, I've tried to document the usage as best I can, but am am a little worried the use case is still unclear!

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#2 2014-01-03 10:18:24

ict
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Re: dots — A better way to manage a single set of dotfiles

This deserves a lot more recognition, very nice concept. I will probably deploy this on all my machines over the weekend.

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#3 2014-01-03 12:01:12

Runiq
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Re: dots — A better way to manage a single set of dotfiles

Awesome, exactly what I was looking for. Should I create a PKGBUILD, or do you want to do that yourself? (Note that there already is an unrelated "dots" package in the AUR.)

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#4 2014-01-03 17:11:38

EvanPurkhiser
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Re: dots — A better way to manage a single set of dotfiles

Thanks guys, I appreciate the kind words! I'm certain the biggest barrier to using this is that by default the configuration files are installed into the $XDG_CONFIG_HOME directory. Be sure to check out my bash environment file to see how I solved most of the problems of programs refusing to follow the XDG spec [1] [2] [3].

I originally hadn't created a PKGBUILD file as I intended the dots utility to be installed via the `init` script included in the dotfile repository. But I don't see any reason not to have one. I'll throw one together here and update the OP.

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#5 2014-01-03 19:51:14

EvanPurkhiser
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Re: dots — A better way to manage a single set of dotfiles

I've added a PKGBUILD and it's now available in the AUR!

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#6 2014-02-17 20:33:59

Runiq
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Re: dots — A better way to manage a single set of dotfiles

Okay, I've finally gotten around to using this. Dotfiles will be uploaded tomorrow at the latest. Thanks again for this little tool!

Expect a pull request or two in the next few days. smile HTH for now.

Edit: Dotfiles are up.

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#7 2014-02-18 05:36:12

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Re: dots — A better way to manage a single set of dotfiles

Is there any big difference from using stow? (I did read over the github page to be clear). May switch if I find any benefits.

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#8 2014-02-18 06:24:11

EvanPurkhiser
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Re: dots — A better way to manage a single set of dotfiles

Check out the README. It should give you a pretty good overview of advantages over traditional user configuration approaches.

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