dotfiles VS nixos-configs

Compare dotfiles vs nixos-configs and see what are their differences.


My NixOS and nix-darwin configs (by reckenrode)
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Posts with mentions or reviews of dotfiles. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-07-04.
  • NixOS Questions
    3 projects | | 4 Jul 2022
    Gtk configuration Since you're on Cinnamon, configuring gtk seems like something you'll want to do.
    3 projects | | 4 Jul 2022
    You won’t want to edit the files directly. Instead, you’ll want to set up your Nix configuration to create the configuration files for you. My Dot files might give you some guidance on the matter - I tweak my config almost compulsively.
  • Flake structure for multi system
    7 projects | | 8 Nov 2021
    People have upvoted me, so I guess I better deliver now. My flake includes multiple hosts and multiple independent home-manager configurations. For the machines that are actual nixos machines, I set them up with


Posts with mentions or reviews of nixos-configs. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-10-11.
  • setting up dxvk on nixos
    2 projects | | 11 Oct 2022
    DXVK is available in nixpkgs. If you install it, it provides the script to inject DXVK into a Wine prefix. For an example of a derivation that sets up a prefix and copies the DLLs into it manually, see the FFXIV derivation in my configs.
  • Sharing configuration between NixOS and MacOS
    6 projects | | 25 May 2022
    There are my configs:
  • DXVK 1.10 for Mac
    6 projects | | 7 Mar 2022
    Thanks for the clarification. I think our goals are just divergent. I’m looking for something that uses the packages in nixpkgs and integrates nicely with my nixos-configs, which I use to declaratively manage my macOS environments (none of my Linux systems are capable of running the game).
  • Flake structure for multi system
    7 projects | | 8 Nov 2021
    My flake does most of those things. I don’t have any systems with WSL, so I’m not sure whether or how that would work. If it can be created by nixosSystem, then it would probably work. I take a pretty different approach in my flake though. I’ve structured it so I can define platforms, hosts, and users by convention. Adding a new host is just creating the right directory and dropping a configuration.nix in it. Still, that might not be helpful for your needs since you’ve already got an established convention.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing dotfiles and nixos-configs you can also consider the following projects:

dxvk - Vulkan-based implementation of D3D9, D3D10 and D3D11 for Linux / Wine

veritas - @davidtwco's personal mono-repo - containing the declarative configuration of servers, desktops and laptops - including dotfiles; a collection of packages; a static site generator and source of "".

dotfiles - My NixOS dotfiles for desktops and servers

digga - A flake utility library to craft shell-, home-, and hosts- environments.

nyx - ⚙️Nix[OS] Configuration

nixpkgs - Nix Packages collection

dotfiles - And I say hey, what's going on?

nix-darwin - nix modules for darwin

nixos-config - KISS NixOS configuration based on Flakes & flake-parts (supports macOS too)


dotfiles - Configuration files (.emacs)