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 or Reddit’s r/dotfiles subreddit.


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