My all important dotfiles.
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README.md

dotfiles

My all important dotfiles 😁

My environment

Working with bspwm, termite, polybar, rofi, picom, text editing with vim and mailing with mutt (mbsync + mutt + msmtp). I take no to little credit to those files, as they are mainly bits and bobs from around the internet. I try to give credit as much as I can to where I found it.

Feel free to rip away at your turn!

Software choices

Here are the softs I decided to install, with a reason why...

  • Window managing:
    • Window manager: bspwm. A tiling window manager (I wanted to try it, and chose one rather arbitrarily)
    • Desktop bars: are of course with polybar, a super flexible, fully configurable bar.
    • Compositor: picom handle windows transparency and shadows.
  • Basic workflow:
    • Terminal emulation: termite. Great terminal emulator, I chose it for two main reasons, emoji support (😅) and a selection mode à la vim. My original choice was rxvt-unicode but it does not support full unicode... (Cons: haven't found a way to simply manage color themes yet)
    • App launcher: rofi is a super useful launcher that replaced dmenu for me. I've also installed rofi-pass and rofimoji to improve the efficiency (Cons: rofi-pass and rofimoji are on separate key-bindings at the moment)
    • File manager: lf a simple and efficient CLI file manager written in Go.
    • Text editing: vim do I need to present it?
  • Communication:
    • Mail: mutt, a CLI mail client. It's kinda long to configure and having just the email text can seem strange, butit's super-configurable and lightweight.
    • XMPP: profanity, a CLI XMPP client. I like that it's one of the rare client that lets you really tweak all the settings you want (resource name, priority, encryption...)
  • PIM (personal information management): I basically installed the (pimutils)[https://pimutils.org] suite.
    • Dav sync with vdirsyncer
    • Calendar with khal
    • Contacts with khard
    • Tasks with todoman

About the repo

I used the method presented on ArchWiki, or here (originally from hackernews) to handle those files.

Setting alias dots=git --git-dir=$HOME/.dotfiles.git/ --work-tree=$HOME', and initializing git init --bare $HOME/.dotfiles.git you are able to simply:

  • check which dotfiles are tracked with dots status (set dots config status.showUntrackedFiles no to unclutter the output).
  • add (or update) dotfiles with dots add (--update) ..., commit (dots commit -m "...") and push (dots push) your dotfiles.
  • check untracked files with dots status -u .
  • replicate (!) your setup with
git clone --recursive --separate-git-dir=$HOME/.dotfiles.git https://git.moquuer.chat/etienne/dotfiles.git /tmp/dots
rsync -rvl --exclude ".git" /tmp/dots/ $HOME/
rm -r /tmp/dots
dots submodule update --init --recursive $HOME/

A final word (and a note to self)

Ricing a desktop is looooooooong

do bear that in mind