Dot Files

Dot files are unix configuration files that contain your personalized settings for programs like Vim, Emacs, or tmux.  If you use more than one unix machine, keeping these file in sync is much easier if they’re stored in Git.  These instructions are how I do that.

Fork the GitHub repository

Set up for GitHub

If the machine hasn’t been set up with GitHib, follow these instructions
to install Git, set your commit name and email, and install GitHub credentials.

Clone the repository

git clone --recursive ~/.dotfiles
Do not leave off the recursive flag!

Manage dot files

See the instructions in ~/.dotfiles/