|Stefan Römer d27705b8dc
A git repository to synchronize and keep track of my configurations, scripts, etc.
How do I use it?
While in the past the repository was intended to be used as a bare git repository I switched to using a regular repository directly within my home directory. The main reason for the switch was git-crypt not working with my previous approach.
For setting up a new machine, I run the following commands in my home directory:
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:sroemer/dotfiles.git .
git config --local status.showUntrackedFiles no
The call of
git-crypt unlock requires my private gpg key which is only on my
Yubikey and stored at a safe place guarded by Orcs - good luck with that ;)
What is git-crypt and why to use it for 'dotfiles'?
When keeping track of configuration files and scripts in a git repository sooner or later you will find yourself in a situation where you also would like to synchronize some kind of sensitive information.
This could be API keys, passwords or keys that obviously shouldn't be shared publicly. In my case the primary usecase is to hide my email address from robots crawling around for collecting it and sending spam.
git-crypt allows you to selectively choose files to protect. Those files then will be encrypted when commited and decrypted when checked out.
Unless otherwise stated the licensable work in my dotfiles repository - if there is any - uses the 'BSD Zero Clause License'.
Some parts of this repository are not my own work and have their own licensing conditions. In this cases a separate license file is included. This notably is the case for: