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#Opinionated solution for configuration files

Most of us, sooner or later, encounter question -- how to manage configuration files to all you programs -- editors, shells, mail client and so on. I tried many things, and many things failed for me. After many searches and experiments, I found simple solution -- plain archive config.tar.gz.

I just extract that archive onto home directory, and I am at home. No additional software is required -- tar and gzip are essential tools, provided by any GNU/Linux environment, even busybox-based. That is it -- all my configuration, all my scripts are always with me, in single file. Nothing could be simplier.

On other hand, to build that file, I use quite advanced tools -- tup build system in particular.


Please, keep in mind, that extracting config.tar.gz will silently overwrite already existing files. Backup your own config files!