Shell Dotfiles

Open-source Shell projects categorized as Dotfiles

Top 23 Shell Dotfile Projects

  • dotdrop

    Save your dotfiles once, deploy them everywhere

    Latest mention: Managing slightly differing dotfiles over multiple machines - Git? | | 2020-12-27

    Give this a shot:

  • dotfiles

    Dotfiles for macOS

    Latest mention: New Mac Coding/Dev Setup | | 2020-12-26

    use github with a pattern like dotfiles or homesick, read more here.

  • dotfiles

    Configuration for Arch Linux, sway, kitty, kakoune, zsh and more + scripted installation guide

    Latest mention: maximbaz/dotfiles: Configuration for Arch Linux, sway, kitty, kakoune, zsh and more + scripted installation guide | | 2021-01-16
  • dotfiles-2.0

    My new dotfiles after I went through an evolution. XMonad™️

    Latest mention: Xmonad Youhavenoideawhatspossible Edition | | 2021-01-14

    Sure, here’s the dotfiles.

  • Minimalist-Dots


    Latest mention: [i3]Flyhigh | | 2020-12-21


  • dotfiles

    ꫝ My macOS setup

    Latest mention: sam-hosseini/dotfiles: ꫝ My macOS setup | | 2020-12-27
  • dotfiles

    dotfiles to provision a new macOS with cosy dev setups

    Latest mention: Nord neovim/tmux setup on Alacritty | | 2021-01-06


  • dotfiles

    My Linux configuration files

    Latest mention: tangling configs (other than emacs') | | 2020-12-22

    I do exactly this for my configs! You can check out my repo here

  • dotfiles

    My config files

    Latest mention: I've written a guide to set up a basic init.lua covering Neovim 0.5 new features | | 2020-12-21

    You may also be interested in my own single-file init.lua from which the post is derived from.

  • Dotfiles

    My manjaro dotfiles

    Latest mention: Some front-end developers here? | | 2021-01-11

    In my projects I usually have a jsx file for a single component and the corresponding styles will be in a separate file. I created a vim function to open/create that file for styles. If you have a similar filestructure, you can just adjust the function to your needs:

  • dotfiles

    My dotfiles and a shell script to manage them

    Latest mention: Using GNU Stow to manage your dotfiles (2012) | | 2020-12-26

    I really like this method as opposed to using a bare Git repository. For one, it's conceptually simpler in my mind; you don't have to understand Git internals to get this working. Secondly, this lets you pick and choose which config files you want to "install" on a machine.

    I feel obligated to share my Bash script,[1], that accomplishes what Stow does, but with a few tweaks that I found particularly useful: targets the user's home directory by default (i.e. stow -t $HOME). never symlinks directories, only files (i.e. stow --no-folding). (This was the straw that broke the camel's back and made me roll my own script in the first place.) makes backups of local config files and can restore them if you remove your symlinked version.

    My script is quite old now, and I use it so seldomly I'm not convinced there aren't bugs. YMMV.


  • dotfiles

    :computer: dotfiles for a development environment using i3, fish, vim, picom, fzf and pywal

    Latest mention: Most used DE by openSUSE users. | | 2021-01-09

    Nothing much other than pick i3 or i3-gaps if you want gaps. I use i3 mainly, if you want to check my dotfiles.

  • dots

    Đotfiles that SuperB

    Latest mention: [OC] Tutorial: how to build a custom font for your rice. | | 2021-01-16

    At first i just put a private-build-plans.toml file in my dotfiles. But because i want to quickly download the font without rebuilding it every time i reinstall Linux (which take a lot of time on my machine), i create a new repo to host Bmono, after that i just need to run this command to download and install the font:

  • dotfiles

    👷 my dotfiles.

    Latest mention: Some front-end developers here? | | 2021-01-11

    My dotfiles for inspirations:

  • dotfiles

    ~ • My dotfiles 🧰

    Latest mention: My dotfiles - complete with Starship prompt, Hombrew packages, Dotbot, VSCode config, git config, and more! | | 2021-01-16
  • dotfiles

    My dotfiles

    Latest mention: Dumb question, but how do you structure the neovim config? | | 2021-01-13

    I use aniseed for my config, dotfiles here

  • dotfiles

    Personal dotfiles and scripts for new Linux machines.

    Latest mention: [bspwm] Long time lurker | | 2021-01-01

    Messy Dots


    me dot files

    Latest mention: Using GNU Stow to manage your dotfiles (2012) | | 2020-12-26

    STOW is great, it is simple and works well especially combined with git. That's what I do [0], and recently combined it with org-mode for literate programming, so each program has just a that then generates all the files via org tangle [1] [2]. For example, here is my file that generates my Xorg configuration [3] over several files, nicely readable on GitHub, in Emacs, or just as plain text.





  • dotfiles

    bmilcs archlinux dotfiles

    Latest mention: Is this possible: git clone redirect? | | 2021-01-18
  • dotfiles

    My Linux ~/.files and scripts.

    Latest mention: [i3-gaps] My first rice | | 2021-01-21

    * Dotfiles: [Github](

  • dotfiles

    Latest mention: Autosave session | | 2021-01-06

    Look on my config

  • dotfiles

    My dotfiles

    Latest mention: Crashed Application Window In Android Studio | | 2020-12-28

    that is wrong! having dinner right now give will fix your config and update in 30 minutes! or you can take a look at my config to see how to add it :

  • dotfiles

    Scripts for setting up my macOS machine, configuration dotfiles

    Latest mention: fzf: Can't seem to properly make a bookmark jumper. | | 2020-12-28

    Take a look at for the full config.

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).


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

Project Stars
1 dotdrop 780
2 dotfiles 652
3 dotfiles 360
4 dotfiles-2.0 201
5 Minimalist-Dots 119
6 dotfiles 79
7 dotfiles 28
8 dotfiles 9
9 dotfiles 9
10 Dotfiles 8
11 dotfiles 6
12 dotfiles 6
13 dots 5
14 dotfiles 5
15 dotfiles 4
16 dotfiles 3
17 dotfiles 2
18 1
19 dotfiles 1
20 dotfiles 1
21 dotfiles 1
22 dotfiles 0
23 dotfiles 0