Everyone has their own solution, and none of them are for me.
When building my own solution, I valued a few things:
- Use Git.
- Keep things clean. If I don’t need some of my config, there’s no need for it to be on my machine.
- This goes for my scripts as well. I don’t need a screenshotting script on my headless Pi.
- I can share my dotfiles without revealing any private information within them.
- Don’t use templating.
- I want to edit my config files as they exist at their destination.
- I want to immediately see the resulting changes.
My solution? Using Git submodules. Thus, Neodots is born.
This is a submodule- and symlink-based dotfile project.
I discovered Git submodules when I found a project which asked me to
Submodules, in short, are a way to bring in dependencies as a reference to another git repository.
Read more at the Neodots Wiki.