Awesome Dotfiles Overview

A curated list of dotfiles resources.

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A curated list of dotfiles resources. Inspired by the awesome (猸285k) 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 (猸14k) Community bash framework. Autocompletion, themes, aliases, custom functions. Well-structured framework
Mathias鈥檚 dotfiles (猸30k) Sensible hacker defaults for macOS 馃敡 .files, including ~/.macos 鈥 sensible hacker defaults for macOS
webpro's dotfiles (猸1k) macOS dotfiles Bash, Homebrew, Brew Cask, Git, Node.js, Hammerspoon.
rootbeersoup's dotfiles (猸67) Effortless Bash, Vim and macOS configuration A curl | sh installer and a Makefile offer portable and effortless setup for either permanent or temporary configuration.

Zsh

Title Description Focus
thoughtbot dotfiles (猸7.8k) Set of vim, zsh, git, and tmux configuration files Zsh, vim, tmux, git, homebrew. Uses rcm (猸3k).
oh-my-zsh Community-driven framework for managing your zsh configuration. Oh My Zsh is an open source, community-driven framework for managing your Zsh configuration
Prezto (猸14k) The configuration framework for Zsh. Enriches the command line interface environment with sane defaults, aliases, functions, auto completion, and prompt themes.
Dries's dotfiles (猸2k) Simplified approach to dotfiles for macOS Zsh, Oh My Zsh, macOS, Homebrew, Mackup
sobolevn's dotfiles (猸638) Dotfiles for the developer happiness macOS, zsh, brew, vscode, codespaces, python, node, elixir
yutkat's dotfiles (猸601) Well-maintained dotfiles that use CI to test and measure startup speeds. Zsh, Neovim, Wezterm, swaywm working on Arch/Ubuntu/Fedora Linux.
Luke's voidrice (猸4.2k) My dotfiles (deployed by LARBS) Zsh, vim/nvim, zsf
2KAbhishek's dots2k (猸191) Passionately crafted, extensible dotfiles with multi platform support CLI tools at core, with extensions for different platforms (windows/mac/android), editors and window managers

Fish

Title Description Focus
oh-my-fish (猸9.9k) The Fish Shell Framework Core infrastructure to allow you to install packages to extend/modify your shell
Paul's dotfiles (猸4.1k) paul's fish, bash, git, etc config files. good stuff. Fish, macOS, Homebrew, Custom Shell functions
rkalis's dotfiles (猸233) Well-maintained dotfiles featuring Fish, repository management and Hammerspoon Fish, macOS, Homebrew, Repository management, Hammerspoon

Ansible

Title Description Focus
.dots (猸80) New and upgraded dotfiles, now with Ansible! Completely automated desktop setup, configuration and maintenance using Ansible
sloria's dotfiles (猸146) sloria's dotfiles as Ansible roles Sets up a full local development environment with a single command

Tools

macOS

Miscellaneous

Archive/abandoned projects

License

CC0

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