Recently, I’ve been thinking about how to handle my dotfiles again.
I’ve used chezmoi for a while, and while it’s good, I’ve been wanting something a little lighter.
The simplicity of having my
$HOME be a git
attractive, but I ran into issues. Specifically, many command line tools
I use such as
ripgrep have a feature to automatically ignore
in their search results any files which are ignored by a
This meant I had to either turn this feature off (not ideal) or they
wouldn’t work any more. Also, the terminal prompt I use also showed I
was within a git repository all the time, which was annoying.
Does anyone have an wisdom they’d like to share? If I can’t get the
$HOME as a git repository working the way I’d like, I may check out
GNU Stow, which seems to be the next most lightweight option.
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