Yet Another Dotfiles Manager
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NAME

   yadm - Yet Another Dotfiles Manager

SYNOPSIS

   yadm command [options]

   yadm git-command-or-alias [options]

   yadm init [-f] [-w directory]

   yadm clone url [-f] [-w directory]

   yadm config name [value]

   yadm config [-e]

   yadm list [-a]

   yadm encrypt

   yadm decrypt [-l]

   yadm alt

   yadm perms

DESCRIPTION

   yadm  is a tool for managing a collection of files across multiple com-
   puters, using a shared Git repository.  In addition,  yadm  provides  a
   feature  to  select  alternate versions of files based on the operation
   system or host name.  Lastly, yadm supplies the  ability  to  manage  a
   subset of secure files, which are encrypted before they are included in
   the repository.

COMMANDS

   git-command or git-alias
          Any command not internally handled by yadm is passed through  to
          git(1).   Git commands or aliases are invoked with the yadm man-
          aged repository.  The working directory for git commands will be
          the configured work-tree (usually $HOME).

          Dotfiles  are  managed by using standard git commands; add, com-
          mit, push, pull, etc.

          The config command is not passed directly through.  Instead  use
          the gitconfig command (see below).

   alt    Create  symbolic links for any managed files matching the naming
          rules describe in the ALTERNATES section.  It is usually  unnec-
          essary  to  run  this  command,  as yadm automatically processes
          alternates by default.  This automatic behavior can be  disabled
          by setting the configuration yadm.auto-alt to "false".

   clone url
          Clone a remote repository for tracking dotfiles.  After the con-
          tents of the remote repository have been fetched, a  "merge"  of
          origin/master  is  attempted.   If  there  are conflicting files
          already present in the  work-tree,  this  merge  will  fail  and
          instead  a  "reset"  of origin/master will be done.  It is up to
          the user to resolve these conflicts, but if the  desired  action
          is to have the contents in the repository overwrite the existing
          files, then a "hard reset" should accomplish that:

                 yadm reset --hard origin/master

          The repository is stored in $HOME/.yadm/repo.git.   By  default,
          $HOME  will be used as the work-tree, but this can be overridden
          with the -w option.  yadm can be forced to overwrite an existing
          repository by providing the -f option.

   config This  command  manages  configurations  for  yadm.  This command
          works exactly they way git-config(1) does.  See  the  CONFIGURA-
          TION section for more details.

   decrypt
          Decrypt   all  files  stored  in  $HOME/.yadm/files.gpg.   Files
          decrypted will be relative to the configured work-tree  (usually
          $HOME).   Using the -l option will list the files stored without
          extracting them.

   encrypt
          Encrypt   all   files   matching   the   patterns    found    in
          $HOME/.yadm/encrypt.    See  the  ENCRYPTION  section  for  more
          details.

   gitconfig
          Pass options to the git config command. Since yadm already  uses
          the  config  command to manage its own configurations, this com-
          mand is provided as a way to change configurations of the repos-
          itory  managed  by  yadm.  One useful case might be to configure
          the repository so untracked files are shown in status  commands.
          yadm initially configures its repository so that untracked files
          are not shown.  If you wish use the  default  git  behavior  (to
          show  untracked files and directories), you can remove this con-
          figuration.

                 yadm gitconfig --unset status.showUntrackedFiles

   help   Print a summary of yadm commands.

   init   Initialize a new, empty repository for tracking  dotfiles.   The
          repository is stored in $HOME/.yadm/repo.git.  By default, $HOME
          will be used as the work-tree, but this can be  overridden  with
          the  -w  option.   yadm  can  be forced to overwrite an existing
          repository by providing the -f option.

   list   Print a list of files managed by yadm.  The -a option will cause
          all  managed  files to be listed.  Otherwise, the list will only
          include files from the current directory or below.

   perms  Update permissions as described in the PERMISSIONS section.   It
          is  usually  unnecessary  to run this command, as yadm automati-
          cally processes permissions by default.  This automatic behavior
          can  be disabled by setting the configuration yadm.auto-perms to
          "false".

   version
          Print the version of yadm.

OPTIONS

   yadm supports a set of universal options that alter the paths it  uses.
   The default paths are documented in the FILES section.  Any path speci-
   fied by these options must be fully qualified.  If you always  want  to
   override  one  or  more  of  these paths, it may be useful to create an
   alias for the yadm command.  For example, the following alias could  be
   used to override the repository directory.

          alias yadm='yadm --yadm-repo /alternate/path/to/repo'

   The  following  is  the  full  list  of universal options.  Each option
   should be followed by a fully qualified path.

   -Y,--yadm-dir
          Override the yadm directory.  yadm stores its data  relative  to
          this directory.

   --yadm-repo
          Override the location of the yadm repository.

   --yadm-config
          Override the location of the yadm configuration file.

   --yadm-encrypt
          Override the location of the yadm encryption configuration.

   --yadm-archive
          Override the location of the yadm encrypted files archive.

CONFIGURATION

   yadm  uses  a  configuration  file named $HOME/.yadm/config.  This file
   uses the same format as git-config(1).  Also, you can control the  con-
   tents  of  the  configuration  file  via the yadm config command (which
   works exactly like git-config).  For example, to disable alternates you
   can run the command:

          yadm config yadm.auto-alt false

   The following is the full list of supported configurations:

   yadm.auto-alt
          Disable  the  automatic  linking described in the section ALTER-
          NATES.  If disabled, you may still run yadm alt manually to cre-
          ate the alternate links.  This feature is enabled by default.

   yadm.auto-perms
          Disable  the  automatic permission changes described in the sec-
          tion PERMISSIONS.  If disabled, you may  still  run  yadm  perms
          manually  to  update  permissions.   This  feature is enabled by
          default.

   yadm.ssh-perms
          Disable the permission changes to $HOME/.ssh/*.  This feature is
          enabled by default.

   yadm.gpg-perms
          Disable  the permission changes to $HOME/.gnupg/*.  This feature
          is enabled by default.

   yadm.gpg-recipient
          Asymmetrically encrypt files with a gpg public/private key pair.
          Provide  a "key ID" to specify which public key to encrypt with.
          The key must exist in your public keyrings.  If  left  blank  or
          not  provided,  symmetric encryption is used instead.  If set to
          "ASK", gpg will  interactively  ask  for  recipients.   See  the
          ENCRYPTION  section  for more details.  This feature is disabled
          by default.

ALTERNATES

   When managing a set of files across different systems, it can be useful
   to have an automated way of choosing an alternate version of a file for
   a different operation system, host, or user.  yadm implements a feature
   which will automatically create a symbolic link to the appropriate ver-
   sion of a file, as long as you follow  a  specific  naming  convention.
   yadm can detect files with names ending in:

          ## or ##OS or ##OS.HOSTNAME or ##OS.HOSTNAME.USER

   If  there  are  any files managed by yadm's repository which match this
   naming convention, symbolic links will be created for the  most  appro-
   priate  version.   This may best be demonstrated by example. Assume the
   following files are managed by yadm's repository:

     - $HOME/path/example.txt##
     - $HOME/path/example.txt##Darwin
     - $HOME/path/example.txt##Darwin.host1
     - $HOME/path/example.txt##Darwin.host2
     - $HOME/path/example.txt##Linux
     - $HOME/path/example.txt##Linux.host1
     - $HOME/path/example.txt##Linux.host2

   If running on a Macbook named "host2", yadm will create a symbolic link
   which looks like this:

   $HOME/path/example.txt -> $HOME/path/example.txt##Darwin.host2

   However, on another Mackbook named "host3", yadm will create a symbolic
   link which looks like this:

   $HOME/path/example.txt -> $HOME/path/example.txt##Darwin

   Since the hostname doesn't match any of the  managed  files,  the  more
   generic version is chosen.

   If running on a Linux server named "host4", the link will be:

   $HOME/path/example.txt -> $HOME/path/example.txt##Linux

   If running on a Solaris server, the link use the default "##" version:

   $HOME/path/example.txt -> $HOME/path/example.txt##

   If  no  "##"  version  exists  and  no files match the current OS/HOST-
   NAME/USER, then no link will be created.

   OS is determined by running uname -s, HOSTNAME by running  hostname -s,
   and  USER  by  running  id -u -n.  yadm will automatically create these
   links by default. This can be disabled using the yadm.auto-alt configu-
   ration.   Even  if  disabled,  links can be manually created by running
   yadm alt.

ENCRYPTION

   It can be useful to manage confidential files, like SSH  or  GPG  keys,
   across  multiple  systems.  However, doing so would put plain text data
   into a Git repository, which often resides on a  public  system.   yadm
   implements  a  feature  which can make it easy to encrypt and decrypt a
   set of files so the encrypted version can  be  maintained  in  the  Git
   repository.   This  feature  will  only  work  if the gpg(1) command is
   available.

   To use this feature, a list of patterns must be created  and  saved  as
   $HOME/.yadm/encrypt.   This  list of patterns should be relative to the
   configured work-tree (usually $HOME).  For example:

              .ssh/*.key
              .gnupg/*.gpg

   The yadm encrypt command will find all files matching the patterns, and
   prompt  for  a  password.  Once  a password has confirmed, the matching
   files will be encrypted and saved as $HOME/.yadm/files.gpg.   The  pat-
   terns  and files.gpg should be added to the yadm repository so they are
   available across multiple systems.

   To decrypt these files later, or on another system run yadm decrypt and
   provide  the  correct password.  After files are decrypted, permissions
   are automatically updated as described in the PERMISSIONS section.

   Symmetric encryption is used by default, but asymmetric encryption  may
   be enabled using the yadm.gpg-recipient configuration.

   NOTE:  It is recommended that you use a private repository when keeping
   confidential files, even though they are encrypted.

PERMISSIONS

   When files are checked out of a Git repository, their  initial  permis-
   sions are dependent upon the user's umask. This can result in confiden-
   tial files with lax permissions.

   To prevent this, yadm will automatically update the permissions of con-
   fidential  files.  The "group" and "others" permissions will be removed
   from the following files:

   - $HOME/.yadm/files.gpg

   - All files matching patterns in $HOME/.yadm/encrypt

   - The SSH directory and files, .ssh/*

   - The GPG directory and files, .gnupg/*

   yadm will automatically update permissions by default. This can be dis-
   abled  using the yadm.auto-perms configuration.  Even if disabled, per-
   missions can be manually updated by running yadm perms.  The SSH direc-
   tory processing can be disabled using the yadm.ssh-perms configuration.

FILES

   The following are the default paths yadm uses for its own data.   These
   paths  can be altered using universal options.  See the OPTIONS section
   for details.

   $HOME/.yadm
          The yadm directory. By default, all data yadm stores is relative
          to this directory.

   $YADM_DIR/config
          Configuration file for yadm.

   $YADM_DIR/repo.git
          Git repository used by yadm.

   $YADM_DIR/encrypt
          List of globs used for encrypt/decrypt

   $YADM_DIR/files.gpg
          All files encrypted with yadm encrypt are stored in this file.

EXAMPLES

   yadm init
          Create an empty repo for managing files

   yadm add .bash_profile ; yadm commit
          Add .bash_profile to the Git index and create a new commit

   yadm remote add origin <url>
          Add a remote origin to an existing repository

   yadm push -u origin master
          Initial push of master to origin

   echo .ssh/*.key >> $HOME/.yadm/encrypt
          Add a new pattern to the list of encrypted files

   yadm encrypt ; yadm add ~/.yadm/files.gpg ; yadm commit
          Commit a new set of encrypted files

REPORTING BUGS

   Report issues or create pull requests at GitHub:

   https://github.com/TheLocehiliosan/yadm

AUTHOR

   Tim Byrne <sultan@locehilios.com>

SEE ALSO

   git(1), gpg(1)

   Other management tools which inspired the creation of yadm:

   homeshick <https://github.com/andsens/homeshick>

   vcsh <https://github.com/RichiH/vcsh>