How to manage *my* dotfiles with 'freckles'

Welcome to the last part of this three-part series about managing dotfiles with freckles, this is where it becomes interesting. The first part explained what dotfiles are, why one might want to manage them, and how to do that by hand. The second one explained how you can do the same thing using freckles, which is a configuration management tool I built on top of Ansible. This last installment will describe how I structured my own dotfiles, and how I use freckles to get them onto new environments.

How to manage your dotfiles with 'freckles'

This is part two of a three-part series about managing dotfiles with freckles. The first part explained what dotfiles are, why one might want to manage them, and how to do that by hand. This one here will show you how to do the same thing using freckles, and the last one will show how to use freckles with a more involved setup (mine).

Managing dotfiles

October 24th at 1:00pm

This is part one of a three-part series about managing dotfiles with freckles. This one covers the basics about what dotfiles are, why managing them might or might not make sense, and how to do it manually. The second one shows how to use a tool I wrote -- freckles -- to do the same thing with (arguably) less effort. The last post will cover how I manage my own dotfiles using freckles, as I've got a fairly involved setup which shows how to use all the more advanced options of freckles.