Open-source projects categorized as Dotfiles

Top 23 Dotfile Open-Source Projects

  • dotfiles

    :wrench: .files, including ~/.macos — sensible hacker defaults for macOS

    Project mention: The first conformant M1 GPU driver | | 2023-08-22

    You might be interested in this:

    I don't advise just running Mathias' config as is, but read through it and see if anything seems to be something you want in yours, make the changes, and save it somewhere for the next time you're setting up a Mac.

    There's some stuff in there about speeding up certain animations (look for `# Speed up Mission Control animations`), and about not reordering "spaces" (desktops, full-screen apps, search for `# Don’t automatically rearrange Spaces based on most recent use`) based on use which I think may also affect cmd+tab ordering? Not sure, but it's a setting I always change anyway because the default doesn't make sense for power users.

    About the trolling thing, sorry, I was genuinely not sure if you were arguing in good faith or just making stuff up, as most of the things you were saying were just plain incorrect or dishonest, from comparing desktop computer performance to low-powered laptops, to incorrect statements about features macOS truly excels at.

  • .tmux

    🇫🇷 Oh my tmux! My self-contained, pretty & versatile tmux configuration made with ❤️

    Project mention: Advice to be more efficient with the terminal? | /r/ExperiencedDevs | 2023-02-27
  • SonarQube

    Static code analysis for 29 languages.. Your projects are multi-language. So is SonarQube analysis. Find Bugs, Vulnerabilities, Security Hotspots, and Code Smells so you can release quality code every time. Get started analyzing your projects today for free.

  • NvChad

    Blazing fast Neovim config providing solid defaults and a beautiful UI, enhancing your neovim experience.

    Project mention: How to Transform Vim to a Complete IDE? | | 2023-09-19
  • chezmoi

    Manage your dotfiles across multiple diverse machines, securely.

    Project mention: Sharing neovim settup | /r/neovim | 2023-09-22

    once i need a more complex solution (eg. for machine specific stuff), i'll probably switch to chezmoi which has more features and native windows support

  • dotfiles

    @holman does dotfiles (by holman)

  • Home Manager using Nix

    Manage a user environment using Nix [maintainer=@rycee]

    Project mention: Noob question: Where home-manager config after installed on archlinux | /r/Nix | 2023-09-11

    nix-channel --add home-manager nix-channel --update nix-shell '' -A install

  • yadm

    Yet Another Dotfiles Manager

    Project mention: Dotfiles Matter | | 2023-09-27

    I've been working around this using tools built on top of git like [yadm]( and relying on `ls-files` to list all my tracked dotfiles and their paths.

    Still having everything in one place would make things much simpler. Great idea!

  • Mergify

    Updating dependencies is time-consuming.. Solutions like Dependabot or Renovate update but don't merge dependencies. You need to do it manually while it could be fully automated! Add a Merge Queue to your workflow and stop caring about PR management & merging. Try Mergify for free.

  • dotfiles

    My dotfiles. Buyer beware ;) (by jessfraz)

    Project mention: Toolship: A (More) Secure Workstation | | 2023-09-20
  • yoru

    夜 - Yoru | Aesthetic and Beautiful Awesome Environment :first_quarter_moon:

    Project mention: AwesomeWm runs in root but not the normal user | /r/awesomewm | 2023-05-23

    I do think I know the problem, I followed THIS to make it look nicer. But it has not been updated in a bit so things may be broken.

  • dotfiles

    vim, zsh, git, homebrew, neovim - my whole world (by nicknisi)

    Project mention: nicknisi/dotfiles: vim, zsh, git, homebrew, neovim - my whole world | /r/dotfiles | 2023-01-03
  • the-glorious-dotfiles

    A glorified personal dot files

    Project mention: looking for the best awesomewm config | /r/awesomewm | 2023-01-06
  • nvimdots

    A well configured and structured Neovim.

    Project mention: Catppuccin with color & highlight overrides. Thanks to nvimdots! | /r/neovim | 2023-04-15

    checkout nvimdots!

  • polybar-scripts

    This is a community project. We write and collect scripts for polybar!

    Project mention: What's in your crontab? | /r/archlinux | 2023-05-24

    This doesn't directly answer your question, but probably has the pieces here for you to put together. I use this script for polybar using openweather API, there are a couple variations of this script in the repo too if you want more examples. Openweather API seems to work well though, you could probably modify it for you use case.

  • vcsh

    config manager based on Git

    Project mention: Managing my dot files: Git bare or Stow ? | /r/linuxquestions | 2023-02-11

    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.

  • tmux-config

    Tmux configuration, that supercharges your tmux to build cozy and cool terminal environment

    Project mention: olkb and tmux......*proudface* | /r/MechanicalKeyboards | 2023-01-13

    The knob is focusing a camera. The tmux status bar is pretty much an unaltered

  • dotfiles

    Get started with your own dotfiles. (by driesvints)

  • dotfiles

    :cherry_blossom: Aesthetic OpenboxWM Environment (by owl4ce)

    Project mention: Any linux ricers here? Would like some references to good resources about dotfile and git repo structuring. | /r/becomingnerd | 2022-12-17

    2) In addition, while using well made dotfiles has been helpful for learning and spring boarding on, I do struggle with understanding some of the file structure. For example, I've been using to reference some of my files from, but while I understand the file content, I'm having difficulty understanding the locations and how they install from git. I'm trying to read about both the dotfile structuring as well as git repo structuring. Any good articles would be helpful.

  • dotfiles

    rice 🍚 custom linux config files. as seen on r/unixporn #noricenolife neovim cultist. perpetual wip (by xero)

    Project mention: missing r/unixporn | /r/u_x_ero | 2023-07-02
  • nix-darwin

    nix modules for darwin

    Project mention: What is the difference between NixOS and any other distro running the nix package manager? | /r/NixOS | 2023-05-15

    nix-darwin does similar thing for MacOS

  • vim-config

    Lean mean Neovim machine, carefully crafted with :heart: Use with latest Neovim.

    Project mention: From vim to neovim, problem with shebang | /r/neovim | 2022-11-16

    I'm using the config available here.

  • dotdrop

    Save your dotfiles once, deploy them everywhere

    Project mention: GNOME Extensions: How do people normally sync their settings to other laptops/desktops? | /r/gnome | 2023-05-07
  • dotfiles-2.0

    XMonad™️. Widgets go brr.

    Project mention: I think I broke something.. | /r/archlinux | 2023-03-10

    I'm using arch linux. I'm using xmonad, basically followed this. I think I was coding a display manager then I restared and it didn't poweroff. It was stuck, looked like it was frozen so I figured I would just hold the power button and hope nothing breaks.. well something broke.

  • dotfiles

    bspwm + polybar + eww rices. 12 themes with a rice selector to change on the fly. (by gh0stzk)

    Project mention: [Bspwm] Nord Theme | /r/unixart | 2023-06-22

    first, install this repo, so you can manage your rices easily

  • InfluxDB

    Collect and Analyze Billions of Data Points in Real Time. Manage all types of time series data in a single, purpose-built database. Run at any scale in any environment in the cloud, on-premises, or at the edge.

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 2023-09-27.

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Project Stars
1 dotfiles 29,324
2 .tmux 19,932
3 NvChad 19,426
4 chezmoi 10,046
5 dotfiles 6,977
6 Home Manager using Nix 4,771
7 yadm 4,326
8 dotfiles 3,153
9 yoru 3,109
10 dotfiles 2,623
11 the-glorious-dotfiles 2,358
12 nvimdots 2,302
13 polybar-scripts 2,288
14 vcsh 2,101
15 tmux-config 1,976
16 dotfiles 1,961
17 dotfiles 1,867
18 dotfiles 1,786
19 nix-darwin 1,772
20 vim-config 1,755
21 dotdrop 1,665
22 dotfiles-2.0 1,605
23 dotfiles 1,590
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