Track Your Dotfiles

First create a .cfg git directory. This is where you git files will live. Because of reasons, you should init a git repo in your home directory.

git init --bare $HOME/.cfg

Now we have to alias a command that will reference this git repo with our dotfiles in our home directory. You can type this out every time buy I've put this alias in my .zshrc.

alias config='/usr/bin/git --git-dir=$HOME/.cfg/ --work-tree=$HOME'

We don't want to track every file in this directory by default. We can tell git to only track the files we have explicitly added to git.

config config --local status.showUntrackedFiles no

Resources

  • Atlassian tutorial
  • dotbare