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Published October 29, 2019 Updated June 14, 2020

Dotfiles

  • Duration

    01:59

  • Operating System

    macOS

  • Shell

    bash

  • Terminal

    xterm

Transcript

# Hello and welcome to the Alchemists Screencasts!
# Today, we'll look at the Dotfiles project:
# https://www.alchemists.io/projects/dotfiles

# Let's start by installing and configuring the dotfiles.
# You'll want to clone this project into a permanent folder for global use and upkeep.
# In this situation, we'll use the current directory for demonstration purposes:

git clone git://github.com/bkuhlmann/dotfiles.git
cd dotfiles

# You can check out a stable release (recommended) by running:
# `git checkout <version>`

# For this tutorial, we'll live on the edge and use the `master` branch instead.
# We can use the `bin/run` script to configure the project:

bin/run

# To see all files managed by this project, use the "s" option:

bin/run s

# To see changes since the last upgrade, use the "c" option:

bin/run c

# Generally, you'll want to run `bin/run l` to link the project files.
# Doing so will link to actual dotfiles in your `$HOME` directory.
# 💡 See the README for more information.

# Afterwards, you can make use of the `dots` function to see available options:

dots

# To see a list of aliases available to you, use:

dots a

# For a list of functions, use:

dots f

# As functions are more complex than aliases, only labels and descriptions are shown.
# If you want to inspect a particular function, use:

cype dots

# If you only need to list the available Git hooks, use:

dots g

# Should any of the previous examples be too verbose, you can leverage search:

dots s cin

# By searching for "cin", we got back all aliases and functions related to *asciinema*.
# Another example might be to search for "hb" (a.k.a. Homebrew) related commands:

dots s hb

# These examples are only the tip of the iceberg.
# Be sure dig into the README for further usage.

# Enjoy!
# https://www.alchemists.io
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