Rather than starting out with an empty repository, some people like to base
their dotfiles on a preexisting base configuration. Below are some popular
repositories that you can use as a starting point. If you’re looking for other
people’s dotfiles to see how their setup works, check out the
- thoughtbot/dotfiles (7771 stars). A base set of configs, plugins, scripts, and aliases for vim, tmux, git, ruby, and zsh.
- dotphiles (772 stars). A community driven framework of dotfiles, for the usual terminal apps and shells, designed to work across multiple platforms and degrade for older versions of software or OS, allowing you to use the same settings on all your machines.
- Dorothy (173 stars). Bring your dotfile commands and configuration to any shell. Sensible defaults and hundreds of commands preloaded. Supports Bash, Zsh, Fish, Nu, Xonsh, Elvish, Dash, KornShell, macOS, Linux, Windows.