Dotfile management and synchronisation tool
A dotfile management and synchronisation tool.
This is a simple python utility with similar functionality to the functionality of the homesick ruby utility, providing a simple interface for managing dotfiles via git repositories.
This tool was born out of frustration at attempting to use ruby gems on HPC systems, where I did not have administrative rights. On such systems, which are often not the bleeding edge of ruby version, getting gems to work has proved extremely difficult. Installation of a new ruby version with associated rubygem was possible sometimes, but not often enough.
This tool replicates the most basic functionalities of homesick, namely
- Cloning git repositories to the appropriate location
- Pulling repositories
- Automatic creation of symbolic links to dotfiles in repos
Code is written to be compatible with both Python 2.6+ and 3.x, and deliberately avoids using any modules outside the standard library, so that it works out-of-the-box on any system with a reasonably modern Python interpreter installed.