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Learn what dotfiles are (and how mine work).


A dotfile is a configuration file that allows a user to customize the way their computer and applications on their computer are setup.

Dotfiles is a term for a collection of configuration files, usually stored in version control (somewhere like GitHub, GitLab or BitBucket) so that the user can port their current configuration between computers.

How My Dotfiles Work

I use Literate Programming to document my dotfiles and generate the actual files from my documentation files.

I rely on my One File to Generate Them All as the starting point for generating a script that I can run, that then generates all my other dotfiles.

Why Dotfiles?

One of my favorite things about programming is the power you have to make things work the way you want them to.

For me, configuring through dotfiles gives me so much power.

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Hey, I'm Chase. I help aspiring entrepreneurs and makers turn their ideas into digital products and apps.


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A figma community project of vectorized hand-drawn arrows.

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A figma community project of vectorized hand-drawn lines.

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Vector Shape Scribbles
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A figma community project of vectorized hand-drawn shapes.

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