Jake Worth

Don't Copy-Paste Dotfiles

Published: March 09, 2022 1 min read

A protip for dotfiles/configuration files: don’t add anything to them that you haven’t tried to understand and confirmed you want to have.

If you don’t know what a configuration does, you can spend a lot of time fixing a ‘bug’ that was caused by your unique setup. And, they slow down startup enough that each command should be a clear value-add, for you.

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