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Dotfiles (v0.2.468)

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Overview 📖

Dotfiles are a powerful set of configuration files for macOS, Linux, and Windows providing scripts and customized settings to streamline your workflow. These files are an essential tool for developers and users who want to modify their environment and applications to their exact needs.

The Dotfiles library are combined into a single lib directory. This directory allows you to easily setup your development environment across numerous computers and operating systems, ensuring consistency and productivity no matter where you work.

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Features ✨

  • A familiar feel and comforts across environments.
  • A unified set of aliases and useful commands for macOS, Linux, and Windows.
  • Coloured multiplexer tmux prompt, customizable, and easy to use.
  • Fast and flexible configuration files for Bash, Zsh, and more.
  • Fully documented and translated into several languages (English, French, and more).
  • Supports Apple Silicon (M1) and Intel chips (x86_64).
  • Uses Roboto Mono for Powerline font for enhanced terminal experience.


Getting Started 🚀

We are so delighted that you have decided to try Dotfiles, and are sure that you will find Dotfiles unique and helpful.

To get started, please follow the instructions below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.


We understand that you may want to install Dotfiles without reading long manuals and lengthy documentation. In that respect, we have tried to make the installation process as easy and automated as possible.

A range of installation methods are available, and we recommend that you choose the one that best suits your needs.

Before you begin your installation, use this information to ensure that you meet all the hardware, software, and system requirements for installing Dotfiles.

1) System Requirements

You need a modern operating system to install Dotfiles. Here's an non- exhaustive list of the recommended operating systems that we support.

If you don't see your operating system listed, it may still work, but we have yet been able to test it. If you have any issues, please let us know.

2) Software Requirements

The following programs must be installed on your system to install Dotfiles:

  • Bash - a shell, or command language interpreter, for the GNU operating system.
  • Or Zsh - a shell designed for interactive use, although it is also a powerful scripting language.
  • Git - a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
  • Curl - a command line tool for transferring data with URL syntax.
  • Wget - a free software package for retrieving files using HTTP, HTTPS and FTP, the most widely-used Internet protocols.
  • Make - a tool which controls the generation of executables and other non-source files of a program from the program's source files.
  • Shell - a shell command line interpreter program for Unix- like operating systems.
  • PnPM - a package manager for JavaScript and Node.js. It is fast, disk space efficient and reliable.

3) Font Requirements

We recommend using a font such as Roboto Mono for Powerline for terminal and vscode editor.

On macOS, you can install the font using the following command:

brew tap homebrew/cask-fonts
brew install --cask font-roboto-mono-for-powerline

On Linux, you can install the font using the following command:

sudo apt install fonts-roboto-mono-for-powerline


To read the documentation for Dotfiles, please visit:


Usage 📖

1️⃣ Download Dotfiles

You can download the latest version (v0.2.468) with the following options:

  • Manual download - The easiest way to install Dotfiles.
  • Install with PnPM pnpm i @sebastienrousseau/dotfiles.
  • Install with Npm npm install @sebastienrousseau/dotfiles.
  • Install with Yarn yarn add @sebastienrousseau/dotfiles.
  • Clone the main repository to get all source files including build scripts: git clone https://github.com/sebastienrousseau/dotfiles.git . This will clone the latest version of the Dotfiles repository.

2️⃣ Back Up Your Existing Data

Before installing Dotfiles, we strongly recommend that you back up your existing data. The Dotfiles installer will try to automatically backup any previous installation of known dotfiles into a backup directory $HOME/dotfiles_backup.

The backup files are the following:


It is always a good idea to backup as there might be situations in which you could be required to restore your previous installation.

3️⃣ Try it out and let us know what you think

To install the latest version of the dotfiles, run the following command:

Using make (easiest and recommended)

The easiest way to install Dotfiles is to use the make command. This will install the latest version of the dotfiles and will automatically backup any existing dotfiles you may have into a backup directory $HOME/dotfiles_backup.

The installer will check if you have PnPM installed to switch to the PnPM installation method. If not, it will fallback to equivalent shell scripts.

Switch to the dist directory and run:

make build

You can also just check the installer options available, by simply running:

make help

Using Node.js (advanced)

If you want to install Dotfiles using Node.js, you can run the following command in the dist directory located in your node_modules/@sebastienrousseau/dotfiles/dist directory:

node .

This will install the latest version of the dotfiles and will automatically backup any existing dotfiles you may have into a backup directory $HOME/dotfiles_backup.

Using PnPM (highly recommended if you have PnPM installed)

PnPM is a key dependency of the dotfiles package. It will help you install the dotfiles rapidly and very efficiently.

Switch to the dist directory and run:

pnpm run build

This will install the latest version of the dotfiles and will automatically backup any existing dotfiles you may have into a backup directory $HOME/dotfiles_backup.

Post installation

Following the installation, you can verify that the dotfiles package is installed in the following directory $HOME/dotfiles_backup.

Just quit your terminal and restart it. If the installation is successful, you should be able to see a new interface of your terminal and be able to start using the dotfiles aliases and other configurations.

Please refer to the documentation for more information.


Releases 🔗

Releases are available on the GitHub releases page.


Semantic versioning policy 🚥

For transparency into our release cycle and in striving to maintain backward compatibility, Dotfiles follows Semantic Versioning.



Changelog ✅


📖 Code of Conduct

We are committed to preserving and fostering a diverse, welcoming community. Please read our Code of Conduct.


⭐️ Our Values

  • We believe perfection must consider everything.
  • We take our passion beyond code into our daily practices.
  • We are just obsessed about creating and delivering exceptional solutions.


Contribution 🤝

We welcome contributions to Dotfiles. Please see the contributing guidelines for more information.

Unless you explicitly state otherwise, any contribution intentionally submitted for inclusion in the work by you, as defined in the Apache-2.0 license, shall be dual licensed as above, without any additional terms or conditions.


License 📝

The project is licensed under the terms of both the MIT license and the Apache License (Version 2.0).


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