Features, usage, examples and installation instructions can be found on the website.

Programming language: Python
License: GNU General Public License v3.0 only
Tags: Configuration Management     Linux     Dotfiles    
Latest version: v2.4.0

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yadm - Yet Another Dotfiles Manager

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yadm is a tool for managing dotfiles.

  • Based on Git, with full range of Git's features
  • Supports system-specific alternative files or templated files
  • Encryption of private data using GnuPG, OpenSSL, transcrypt, or git-crypt
  • Customizable initialization (bootstrapping)
  • Customizable hooks for before and after any operation

Complete features, usage, examples and installation instructions can be found on the yadm.io website.

A very quick tour

# Initialize a new repository
yadm init

# Clone an existing repository
yadm clone <url>

# Add files/changes
yadm add <important file>
yadm commit

# Encrypt your ssh key
echo '.ssh/id_rsa' > ~/.config/yadm/encrypt
yadm encrypt

# Later, decrypt your ssh key
yadm decrypt

# Create different files for Linux vs MacOS
yadm add path/file.cfg##os.Linux
yadm add path/file.cfg##os.Darwin

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