@ -4,7 +4,7 @@ _A house that does not have one warm, comfy chair in it is soulless._ --May Sart
When you live in a command line, configurations are a deeply personal thing. They are often crafted over years of experience, battles lost, lessons learned, advice followed, and ingenuity rewarded. When you are away from your own configurations, you are an orphaned refugee in unfamiliar and hostile surroundings. You feel clumsy and out of sorts. You are filled with a sense of longing to be back in a place you know. A place you built. A place where all the short-cuts have been worn bare by your own travels. A place you proudly call... `$HOME`.
_Seek home for rest, for home is best._ --Thomas Tusser
_Home is an invention on which no one has yet improved._ --Ann Douglas
As so many others, I started out with a repository and a few scripts to symbolically link them around my home directory. This quickly became inadequate and I looked for solutions elsewhere. I've used two excellent tools; [homeschick](https://github.com/andsens/homeshick), and [vcsh](https://github.com/RichiH/vcsh). These tools are great, and you should check them out to understand their strengths. However, I didn't find all of the features I personally wished for in a single tool. **yadm** was written with the following goals:
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## Getting Started
_I would not change my blest estate for all the world calls good or great._ --Isaac Watts
If you know how to use Git, then you already [know](yadm.md) how to use **yadm**.
If you know how to use Git, then you already know how to use **yadm**.
See the [man page](yadm.md) for a comprehensive explanation of commands and options.
#### If you don't currently have a repository
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yadm clone <url>
See the [man page](yadm.md) for a comprehensive explanation of commands and options, but the following should be enough to get you started.
## Strategies for alternate files on different systems
_I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad._ --George Bernard Shaw
_To feel at home, stay at home._ --Clifton Fadiman
Where possible, you should try to use the same file on every system. Here are a few examples:
let OS=substitute(system('uname -s'),"\n","","")
if (OS == "Darwin")
" do something that only makes sense on a Mac
# use reattach-to-user-namespace as the default command on OSX
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However, sometimes the type of file you are using doesn't allow for this type of logic. If a configuration can do an "include", you can include a specific alternate version using **yadm**. Consider these three files:
#---- .gitconfig -----------------
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email = firstname.lastname@example.org
Configuring Git this way includes `.gitconfig.local` in the standard `.gitconfig`. **yadm** will automatically link the correct version based on the operation system. The bulk of your configurations can go in a single file, and you just put the exceptions in OS-specific files.
Of course, you can use **yadm** to manage completely separate files for different systems as well.
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Dr. Tim Byrne
**yadm** will link the appropriate version for the current host, or use the default `##` version.