Re: [dev] suckless dotfiles approach

From: Hadrian Węgrzynowski <>
Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2013 09:40:58 +0200

On Sat, 08 Jun 2013 00:28:14 +0200
Markus Teich <> wrote:

> Hey guys,
> I feel this three popular approaches have drawbacks:
> * When creating the repository in $HOME i have to carefully select
> which files to add.
> * When copying files from the working directory to $HOME i have to
> sync the working directory with $HOME manually (no 'git diff' or 'git
> status').
> * 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.
> Which seems to be the most suckless to you?
> --Markus

The most suckless would be to use software that don't need dotfiles or
don't need it much.
I try to have my dotfiles as small as possible. Using software that
have sane defaults also helps. Then it's not very hard to keep them in
sync using whatever method you prefer.
Received on Sat Jun 08 2013 - 09:40:58 CEST

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