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paulirish

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paul's shell, git, etc config files. also homebrew, migration setup. good stuff.

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Paul's dotfiles

  • I maintain this repo as my dotfiles, but I'm keenly aware people are using it for theirs.
  • You're quite welcome to make suggestions, however I may decline if it's not of personal value to me.
  • If you're starting off consider forking mathias or alrra. paulmillr and gf3 also have great setups

Setup

installing & using

  • fork this to your own acct
  • clone that repo
  • read and run parts of
    setup-a-new-machine.sh
  • read and run
    symlink-setup.sh
    • git config needs attention, read the notes.
  • use it. yay!

maintenance

  • commit/push changes you want.
  • you can also hypothetically cherry-pick commits from me and mathias and our fork ecosystem.

shell

This repo contains config for bash, zsh, and fish. As of March 2016, I'm using fish shell mostly, but fall back to bash once in a while. The bash and fish stuff are both well maintained; zsh, less so. If you're using fish you'll want to do a

git submodule update --init
.

my favorite parts.

.aliases
and
.functions

So many goodies.

The "readline config" (
.inputrc
)

Basically it makes typing into the prompt amazing.

  • tab like crazy for autocompletion that doesnt suck. tab all the things. srsly.
  • no more that says "Display all 1745 possibilities? (y or n)" YAY
  • type
    cat 
    to see your previous
    cat
    s and use them.
  • case insensitivity.
  • tab all the livelong day.

Moving around in folders (
z
,
...
,
cdf
)

z
helps you jump around to whatever folder. It uses actual real magic to determine where you should jump to. Seperately there's some
...
aliases to shorten
cd ../..
and
..
,
....
etc. Then, if you have a folder open in Finder,
cdf
will bring you to it.
sh
z dotfiles
z blog
....      # drop back equivalent to cd ../../..
z public
cdf       # cd to whatever's up in Finder
z
learns only once its installed so you'll have to cd around for a bit to get it taught. Lastly, I use
open .
to open Finder from this path. (That's just available normally.)

overview of files

Automatic config

  • .vimrc
    ,
    .vim
    - vim config, obv.
  • .inputrc
    - behavior of the actual prompt line

shell environment

  • .aliases
  • .bash_profile
  • .bash_prompt
  • .bashrc
  • .exports
  • .functions
  • .extra
    - not included, explained below

manual run

  • setup-a-new-machine.sh
    - random apps i need installed
  • symlink-setup.sh
    - sets up symlinks for all dotfiles and vim config.
  • .osx
    - run on a fresh osx setup
  • brew.sh
    &
    brew-cask.sh
    - homebrew initialization

git, brah

  • .git
  • .gitattributes
  • .gitconfig
  • .gitignore

.extra
for your private configuration

There will be items that don't belong to be committed to a git repo, because either 1) it shoudn't be the same across your machines or 2) it shouldn't be in a git repo. Kick it off like this:

touch ~/.extra && $EDITOR $_

I have some EXPORTS, my PATH construction, and a few aliases for ssh'ing into my servers in there.

I don't know how other folks manage their $PATH, but this is how I do mine:

# The top-most paths override here.
      PATH=/opt/local/bin
PATH=$PATH:/opt/local/sbin
PATH=$PATH:/bin
PATH=$PATH:~/.rvm/bin
PATH=$PATH:~/code/git-friendly
# ...

export PATH

Sensible OS X defaults

Mathias's repo is the canonical for this, but you should probably run his or mine after reviewing it.

./.osx

~/bin

One-off binaries that aren't via an npm global or homebrew. git open, wifi-password, coloredlogcat, git-overwritten, and

subl
for Sublime Text.

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