Awesome Dotfiles Awesome

A curated list of dotfiles resources. Inspired by the awesome list thing. Note that some articles or tools may look old or old-fashioned, but this usually means they're battle-tested and mature (like dotfiles themselves). Feel free to propose new articles, projects or tools!




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Using specific tools

Find dotfiles repos

There are many great dotfiles repos out there, each containing their own inspiration and gems. One way to go through them is to search GitHub for "dotfiles".

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Example dotfiles repos

A collection of the most popular, well-maintained, and collaborative dotfiles repositories & frameworks. Some projects contain just the dotfiles. Others go further by allowing you to easily add your own custom dotfiles, and some include scripts to manage dotfiles and plugins.


Bash itCommunity bash framework.Autocompletion, themes, aliases, custom functions. Well-structured framework
Mathias’s dotfilesSensible hacker defaults for macOS🔧 .files, including ~/.macos — sensible hacker defaults for macOS
webpro's dotfilesmacOS dotfilesBash, Homebrew, Brew Cask, Git, Node.js, Hammerspoon.
rootbeersoup's dotfilesEffortless Bash, Vim and macOS configurationA curl | sh installer and a Makefile offer portable and effortless setup for either permanent or temporary configuration.


thoughtbot dotfilesSet of vim, zsh, git, and tmux configuration filesZsh, vim, tmux, git, homebrew. Uses rcm.
oh-my-zshCommunity-driven framework for managing your zsh configuration.Oh My Zsh is an open source, community-driven framework for managing your Zsh configuration
PreztoThe configuration framework for Zsh.Enriches the command line interface environment with sane defaults, aliases, functions, auto completion, and prompt themes.
Dries's dotfilesSimplified approach to dotfiles for macOSZsh, Oh My Zsh, macOS, Homebrew, Mackup
sobolevn's dotfilesDotfiles for the developer happinessmacOS, zsh, brew, vscode, codespaces, python, node, elixir
yutkat's dotfilesWell-maintained dotfiles that use CI to test and measure startup speeds.Zsh, Neovim, Wezterm, swaywm working on Arch/Ubuntu/Fedora Linux.
Luke's voidriceMy dotfiles (deployed by LARBS)Zsh, vim/nvim, zsf
2KAbhishek's dots2kPassionately crafted, extensible dotfiles with multi platform supportCLI tools at core, with extensions for different platforms (windows/mac/android), editors and window managers
ZimModular, customizable, and blazing fast Zsh frameworkZim is a Zsh configuration framework that bundles a plugin manager, useful modules, and a wide variety of themes, without compromising on speed.


oh-my-fishThe Fish Shell FrameworkCore infrastructure to allow you to install packages to extend/modify your shell
Paul's dotfilespaul's fish, bash, git, etc config files. good stuff.Fish, macOS, Homebrew, Custom Shell functions
rkalis's dotfilesWell-maintained dotfiles featuring Fish, repository management and HammerspoonFish, macOS, Homebrew, Repository management, Hammerspoon


.dotsNew and upgraded dotfiles, now with Ansible!Completely automated desktop setup, configuration and maintenance using Ansible
sloria's dotfilessloria's dotfiles as Ansible rolesSets up a full local development environment with a single command




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