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A curated list of dotfiles resources.
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Feb 21st - Feb 27th, 2022



  • Getting started with dotfiles (L. Kappert)
  • Managing your dotfiles
  • Tools

  • comtryastars247 - Configuration management for localhost, written in Rust, for Linux, BSD, macOS, and Windows
  • Feb 1st - Feb 7th, 2021


  • toml-bombadilstars119 - Templatize and manage your dotfiles.
  • dotbarestars515 - Manage dotfiles interactively with fzf.
  • Articles


  • I do Dotfiles!
  • Jul 6th - Jul 12th, 2020


  • dotstow - Manage dotfiles with stow.
  • Ansible - Radically simple configuration-management, application deployment, task-execution, and multinode orchestration engine.
  • emplacestars192 - Synchronize installed packages on multiple machines using a dotfiles repository.
  • fresh - Keep your dotfiles fresh. Fresh is a tool to source shell configuration (aliases, functions, etc) from others into your own configuration files.
  • GNU Stow - Symlink farm manager which takes distinct packages of software and/or data located in separate directories on the filesystem, and makes them appear to be installed in the same place.
  • homesickstars2.4k - Your home directory is your castle. Don't leave your dotfiles behind (article).
  • Pearlstars199 - Package manager that allows to control, sync, share dotfiles as packages automatically activated during shells or editors startup. There is a wide range of packages already available in the Official Pearl Hub (for Linux and OSX).
  • themerstars4.9k - Manage and generate themes across your development tools from within your dotfiles.
  • yadmstars3.6k - Tool for managing a collection of files across multiple computers, using a shared Git repository and some additional features.
  • rcmstars2.9k - rc file (dotfile) management.
  • Articles


  • Getting started with dotfiles (D. Vints)
  • Articles


  • Setting Up a Mac Dev Machine From Zero to Hero With Dotfiles; Part 2
  • Find dotfiles repos

  • Tip: search for a filename on GitHub, e.g. in:path .gitconfig.
  • Miscellaneous

  • OS X Defaultsstars1.1k - Centralized place for the awesome work started by @mathiasbynens on .macosstars28.3k.
  • Filesystem Hierarchy Standard - Directory structure and directory contents in Linux distributions.
  • XDG Base Directory Specification - Summary
  • A lesson in shortcuts - How the idea of "hidden" or "dot" files was born, by Rob Pike (originally posted on Google+)
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  • Archive/abandoned projects

  • vcshstars2k (article, article)
  • dev-setupstars5.8k
  • Borkstars221
  • Ciderstars845
  • dotfilesstars552
  • ellipsisstars345
  • holman does dotfilesstars6.7k
  • Tools


  • zerostars210 - Radically simple personal bootstrapping tool for macOS.
  • Jul 22nd - Jul 28th, 2019



  • Dotfiles Are Meant to Be Forked
  • Dotfile discovery
  • Articles


  • Setting up a new (OS X) development machine: Part 3 - Dotfiles and custom SSH config
  • Using Git and GitHub to manage your dotfiles
  • conf.d like directories for zsh/bash dotfiles
  • Managing your dotfiles
  • The best way to store your dotfiles: A bare Git repository
  • Articles

    Shell startup

  • Shell startup scripts
  • Zsh/Bash startup files loading order
  • Articles

    Using specific tools

  • Using GNU Stow to manage your dotfiles
  • Managing Dotfile Symlinks with GNU Stow
  • Dotfiles and dev tools provisioned by Ansible
  • Manage a development machine with Ansible
  • Find dotfiles repos

  • Google for "dotfiles"
  • Archlinux collection
  • Tools

  • bashdotstars93 - Minimalist dotfile management framework written entirely in bash.
  • chezmoistars7.5k - Manage your dotfiles securely across multiple machines.
  • dotbotstars5.7k - Tool that bootstraps your dotfiles.
  • dotdropstars1.4k - Save your dotfiles once, deploy them everywhere.
  • Fisherstars6.1k - A package manager for Fish
  • homeshickstars1.9k - Git dotfile synchronizer written in Bash.
  • mackupstars12.4k - Keep your application settings in sync (OS X/Linux).
  • Tools


  • dockutilstars1.1k - Command line tool for managing dock items
  • masstars9.2k - Mac App Store command line interface
  • Miscellaneous

  • - Your unofficial guide to dotfiles on GitHub.
  • Archive/abandoned projects

  • Bashstrapstars1.6k
  • battleschoolstars416
  • Eduardo's dotfilesstars421
  • Kevin's dotfilesstars110
  • kodystars134
  • osxc
  • Last Checked At: 2022-09-21T14:19:31.873Z


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