Re: [dev] suckless dotfiles approach

From: Markus Teich <>
Date: Sat, 08 Jun 2013 03:04:43 +0200

git will break them. It calls unlink and create on every update.

At the moment I am thinking about the GIT_DIR in $HOME/somthing/deeper
and setting the GIT_WORK_TREE to $HOME after cloning, making backups of
possibly already existing files and moving the cloned files to $HOME.
Handling templated configfiles (you don't want your ssh hosts in the
repo) seems to be a bit problematic though.
Any other objections to this method?


Am 08.06.2013 01:36, schrieb Dmitrij Czarkoff:
> On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 10:28 PM, Markus Teich
> <> wrote:
>> * When symlinking files i get problems when moving/backing up the
>> configfiles in $HOME since it will move the symlink and maybe write an
>> actual file to $HOME instead.
> Hardlinks?
> --
> Dmitrij D. Czarkoff
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