Utility to auto-generate dotfiles like .gitignore, .editorconfig etc. in your project.
Global installation is recommended; it allows you to generate and update dotfiles in any folder without specifying an absolute path.
npm install dotfiles-generator --g
You can also install
dotfiles-generator locally as a dev dependency, and it will automatically add the common dotfiles required for any project. If a dotfile already exist, it will be skipped.
npm install dotfiles-generator --save-dev
dotfiles-generator is installed globally, you can add all available dotfiles by passing their name as argument. For e.g.
dotfiles-generator .gitignore .editorconfig
This will add
.editorconfig in your current working directory. You can also specify
--destination to add dotfiles in any other directory.
dotfiles-generator .gitignore .editorconfig -d examples/
If you have installed
dotfiles-generator as local dependency, you can still access the command line by running from
node node_modules/.bin/dotfiles-generator .gitignore .editorconfig
If any of the dotfile already exist,
dotfiles-generator will not overwrite by default. To force overwrite, you need to pass
--overwrite. For e.g.
dotfiles-generator .gitignore .editorconfig --overwrite
If you also like the idea of creating standard dotfiles, which can be shared with others, and you think you can contribute by improving the currently available dotfiles or adding new ones, please send a pull request.
Please read CONTRIBUTING.md for details on our code of conduct, and the process for submitting pull requests to us.
- Sunil Kumar - @sun1lkumar
See also the list of contributors who participated in this project.
This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the LICENSE file for details