Your unofficial guide to dotfiles on GitHub.

General-purpose utilities
Tool-specific frameworks
Bootstrap repositories
Tips and tricks

GitHub ❤ ~/

Why would I want my dotfiles on GitHub?

If you’re just starting out, before you go symlinking everything in ~/*, you might want to check out some tutorials that discuss how you can organize your dotfiles. Next, you could look through the general-purpose dotfiles utilities to find a system you can use to manage your dotfiles. Some tool-specific frameworks could save you time in customizing specific programs like your shell.

Prefer to start from a popular base configuration? Check out dotfiles bootstrap repositories. Or just looking for inspiration, to see how others are doing things? Check out other GitHub users’ dotfiles.


Want to help out? Great! Submit a feature request, open an issue, or submit a patch.