My dotfile configutation

Table of Contents

  1. Installing the dotfiles
  2. Adding your own configuration
  3. Tweaking my dotfiles
  4. Resetting Vim Plugins
  5. Todo list
  6. Credits

Installing the doftiles

  1. Pull the project into your home directory

    git clone https://github.com/alexlafroscia/dotfiles.git ~/.dotfiles
  2. Run the installation script

  3. ???

  4. Profit

Adding your own configuration

If you want to add your own configuration without making changes without modifying my dotfiles directly, add a configuration file for the given program in the home directory that ends with .local. For example, if you wanted to add your own vim configuration, you would create a file called .vimrc.local, which my dotfile will automatically detect and load after my configuration has been loaded.

The systems that currently support this are:

  • Vim
  • Tmux

Tweaking my dotfiles

Adding to my own dotfiles is totally welcome too, especially if you're forking this repo to manage your own. If that's the case, make sure to edit the files within the ~/.dotfiles repository, since the files in your home directory are actually just symlinks anyway.

Resetting Vim Plugins

Under some circumstances, like with limited disk space (I've encountered this trying to use these dotfiles in a server that my school set up) you don't want to install all of the plugins, or some of them will fail to install. To correct this, there's what I did, and what I'd recommend that you do, too

  1. Delete all of your Vim plugins

    rm -rf ~/.vim/bundle
  2. Re-install the Vim configuration from the .dotfiles

  3. Comment out any plugins that you don't want to install from vimrc.bundles

  4. Run :PluginInstall from within Vim

Todo List

  • [ ] Add a configuration set in the beginning of the script to optionally skip installing certain tools
  • [ ] Automatically install oh my zsh
  • [ ] Install NPM if needed, along with Bower and other global packages


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