Go Dotfiles

Open-source Go projects categorized as Dotfiles

Top 13 Go Dotfile Projects

  • chezmoi

    Manage your dotfiles across multiple diverse machines, securely.

    Project mention: Ask HN: Did macOS Sonoma break your iCloud setup? | news.ycombinator.com | 2024-01-03

    > A warning, not an admonishment: Use Apple services in a novel or unsupported manner and you're asking for trouble.


    I've always had sync issues with iCloud Drive when storing developer projects and related things there. It ends up stuck or confused or conflicted but tries to resolve the merge conflicts opaquely and it's hard to know there's a problem in real time vs until later when you find something broken. I keep all dev things out of iCloud after getting burned by this enough times over the years.

    To OP: Consider a repo dotfiles setup like using Chezmoi or similar. Transitioning to it was less friction than I expected and the only downside really is having to remember to commit changes across devices.


  • fleek

    Own your $HOME

    Project mention: NixOS: Declarative Builds and Deployments | news.ycombinator.com | 2024-01-14

    I think the fastest path to adoption is to build a front-end for nix so that non-technical users can use it like they would Ubuntu. Users could select packages and edit system config through a GUI, which would be built/deployed when the the user clicks "save" or whatever, with an "advanced" mode where users could edit and add extra text config if they wished. SnowflakeOS [1] and Fleek [2] are admirably starting to work towards that, but there isn't enough of a concerted community effort to make it a first class feature of NixOS. If/when something like this were mature, you could then take it to the next level, where you could have something similar to an "app marketplace" where users could share flakes or sets of config that do things, like "Jake's blinged out desktop" or "Home router setup", essentially adding an additional layer of easy composability on top of base packages that most systems support.

    Apologies if there is already a concerted community effort here and I was unaware of it.

    [1] https://snowflakeos.org/

    [2] https://getfleek.dev/

  • WorkOS

    The modern identity platform for B2B SaaS. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

  • antidot

    Cleans up your $HOME from those pesky dotfiles

  • dotfiles

    dotfiles symbolic links management CLI (by rhysd)

  • dotfile

    Simple version control made for tracking single files

  • dfm

    dotfile manager with 0 dependencies, minimal configuration, and automatic cleanup

  • medots

    Cross-platform dot config files manager using a yaml file.

  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

  • Daje

    Stop using install.sh! Start using install.yml! DAJE...

  • fling

    File/directory symlinker similar to GNU Stow. Manages dotfiles well

  • peridot

    Developer machine management for Linux/OSX. Think Terraform/Ansible for your dotfiles/packages! :gear::house: (by liamg)

  • godot

    Still another dotfiles manager, this time in go (by nicjohnson145)

  • confible

    ⚙️ A cross-platform tool for managing local config files (or just parts of them) and more

  • pj

    Configuration management for localhost (by AndrewVos)

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2024-01-14.

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What are some of the best open-source Dotfile projects in Go? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 chezmoi 11,171
2 fleek 813
3 antidot 282
4 dotfiles 211
5 dotfile 99
6 dfm 65
7 medots 52
8 Daje 27
9 fling 26
10 peridot 21
11 godot 7
12 confible 3
13 pj 0
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