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Managing my dot files: Git bare or Stow ?
3 projects | reddit.com/r/linuxquestions | 11 Feb 2023
I'm pretty happy with vcsh. I've used a lot of options over the years, and this is the only one I've never been motivated to replace.
GitHub Does Dotfiles
10 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 28 Aug 2022
weirdly, nobody mentioned vcsh yet. it's a git-based tool that gives all git goodies. I use it and a couple of bash micro scripts to pull/push the latest changes upon logging in/out into shell (again bash, but seeking for POSIX or fish-based version)
Git ignores .gitignore with .gitignore in .gitignore
4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 18 May 2022
I feel obligated to point out vcsh , which is likely already packaged for your operating system.
The main selling point is that you can set up various git repos for different things. I have one for SSH keys (and no, that does not get pushed anywhere except to my own private server), VIM, neovim, bash, and 'other' (for misc config files like .dir_colors, .gitconfig, etc.).
How do you manage your dotfiles?
20 projects | reddit.com/r/neovim | 2 Mar 2021
I'm using vcsh which is basically a small wrapper around git. The resulting repository is this in my case.
Using GNU Stow to manage your dotfiles (2012)
17 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 26 Dec 2020
It’s over-engineered, but I’ve been using https://github.com/RichiH/vcsh for this for years.
What are some alternatives?
GNU Stow - GNU Stow - mirror of savannah git repository occasionally with more bleeding-edge branches
yadm - Yet Another Dotfiles Manager
dotbare - Manage dotfiles and any git directories interactively with fzf
dot.me - me dot files
dotfiles - Settings for various tools I use.
dotbot - A tool that bootstraps your dotfiles ⚡️
rcm - rc file (dotfile) management
dotfiles - My dotfiles repo, here you can find all my window manager configs as well as documentation and a guide on how to make your own desktop environment.
.dotfiles - macOS dotfiles
bashdot - Minimalist dotfile management framework.
dotfiles - :wrench: .files, including ~/.macos — sensible hacker defaults for macOS
mydotfiles - A set of config files, vimrc, git, zshrc, etc. Work in progress.