homeshick - Git dotfile synchronizer written in Bash

homeshick Lint & test

In Unix, configuration files are king.
Tailoring tools to suit your needs through configuration can be empowering.
An immense number of hours is spent on getting these adjustments just right, but once you leave the confines of your own computer, these local optimizations are left behind.

By the power of git, homeshick enables you to bring the symphony of settings you have poured your heart into with you to remote computers. With it you can begin to focus even more energy on bettering your work environment since the benefits are reaped on whichever machine you are using.

However bare bones these machines are, provided that at least Bash 3 and Git 1.5 are available you can use homeshick. homeshick can handle multiple dotfile repositories. This means that you can install larger frameworks like oh-my-zsh or a multitude of emacs or vim plugins alongside your own customizations without clutter.

For detailed installation instructions, tutorials and tips & tricks have a look at the wiki.

Quick install

homeshick is installed to your own home directory and does not require root privileges to be installed.

git clone $HOME/.homesick/repos/homeshick

Note: If you'd like to help testing new features before they are released use git clone --branch testing https://...

To invoke homeshick, source the script from your rc-script:

# from sh and its derivates (bash, dash, ksh, zsh etc.)
printf '\nsource "$HOME/.homesick/repos/homeshick/"' >> $HOME/.bashrc
# csh and derivatives (i.e. tcsh)
printf '\nalias homeshick source "$HOME/.homesick/repos/homeshick/homeshick.csh"\n' >> $HOME/.cshrc
# fish shell
echo \n'source "$HOME/.homesick/repos/homeshick/"' >> "$HOME/.config/fish/"


Before submitting pull requests or reporting bugs, please make sure to read the contribution guidelines.

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Apr 13, 2022