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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.

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