Created: 2008-06-27 16:54
Updated: 2019-02-13 21:43
License: mit

jay's dotfiles

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Config files for ZSH, Java, Ruby, Go, Editors, Terminals and more.

Based on caarlos0's dotfiles. Thanks, Carlos!



First, make sure you have all those things installed:

  • git: to clone the repo
  • curl: to download some stuff
  • tar: to extract downloaded stuff
  • zsh: to actually run the dotfiles
  • sudo: some configs may need that


Then, run these steps:

$ git clone ~/.dotfiles
$ cd ~/.dotfiles
$ ./script/bootstrap
$ zsh # or just close and open your terminal again.

All changed files will be backed up with a .backup suffix.

Recommended Software

For OSX, I recommend:

  • grc: for colorizing stuff (like ls);
  • iTerm: a better terminal emulator;

For Linux:

  • Terminator: a better terminal emulator;


  • diff-so-fancy: better git difs (you'll need to run dot_update to apply it);
  • fzf: fuzzy finder, used in ,t on vim, for example.

Further help:

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