Phundrak’s dotfiles

Table of Contents

1 Presentation

This is my collection of dotfiles for my daily GNU/Linux environment, tweaked to my liking. If you wish to get the same setup as mine, follow the instructions below.

As you can see, I personally use fish as my shell of choice, and Emacs using Spacemacs (still with Emacs keybinding) as my main text editor.

I also use Resloved’s fork of i3-gaps with two polybar bars and Tryone144’s fork of Compton. The colors scheme for rofi, Emacs and polybar are chosen from the wallpapers using pywal.

2 Screenshots


Figure 2: Desktop with Neofetch in the terminal


Figure 3: Desktop with Emacs opened


Figure 4: Desktop with Rofi

3 Features

  • Emacs configuration perfectly tailored for my own use
  • Beautiful and comfy i3 and polybar configuration
  • And enough information below to get basically the same distro install as I have on my main computer and my travel laptop.

Most of the org files you will find in this repos are the actual source code of much of my config files. For instance, the bootstrap found in exports almost all of its code snippets to .config/yadm/bootstrap thanks to M-x org-babel-tangle from within Emacs. Below I will also present and comment some of my short config files which do not deserve to have a full org file dedicated to them.

3.1 Custom scripts in PATH

I have written some scripts that help me daily accomplish some simple tasks, like mounting and unmounting a drive or Android device, an emoji picker, a utility to set up my Wacom tablet, and so on. You can find them stored in .local/bin along with their detailed explanation in the README placed in the same folder —which is actually their source code once the org-mode file gets tangled.

3.2 Emacs configuration

Emacs is my main text editor, which I use for almost everything. Because, you know…

Emacs is a great operating system, it just lacks a good text editor.

You can find my Emacs config, based on Spacemacs, in my .spacemacs file, and my user configuration in my file.

3.3 Email signature

This file gets inserted automatically at the end of my emails.

Lucien “Phundrak” Cartier-Tilet (Français) (English)

Pensez à notre planète, avez-vous vraiment besoin d’imprimer ce courriel ?
Please mind our planet, do you really need to print this email?

3.4 Fish configuration with useful abbreviations

You can also find in my Fish shell configuration in my file, which contains my usual abbreviations.

3.5 Global gitignore

Sometimes, there are some lines that always reappear in gitignores. So, instead of always adding them, let git now that some elements are to be ignored by default, hence the ~/.gitignore_global file. First, we don’t want nano’s backup files.


And output binaries generated by gcc and the likes aren’t welcome either.


3.6 i3 configuration

The i3 configuration is detailed in its corresponding README which you can find at .config/i3/

3.7 Nano

Although it is a very simple piece of software, nano does offer some customization. Mine can be found in my file.

3.8 Rustfmt

You can find my Rustfmt configuration here.

3.9 Tmux configuration

You can find my tmux configuration in It depends on the submodule .tmux by Gregory Pakosz.

3.10 Xresources

My Xresources file is very short. Indeed, it only contains two lines which are dedicated to my st terminal to set its font and shell. The font is set as follows.

st.font: Source Code Pro for Powerline:style=book

And I will set my shell like this: /usr/bin/fish

I used to have lines dedicated to UXTerm and URxvt, but I cast them out of my system.

4 Dependencies

Of course, some dependencies are needed for my dotfiles to work well. Here is a non-exhaustive list of software needed by these configuration files:

And some other stuff scattered around in my dotfiles.

BTW, I use Arch.

5 Installation

For an installation walkthrough of my Arch Linux installation, check out my file where I walk you through the first manual steps and through the bootstrap you can execute to automatically take care of a lot of elements.

6 Licence

All of my dotfiles (and my dotfiles only) are available under the GNU GPLv3 Licence. Please consult for more information. In short: you are free to access, edit and redistribute all of my dotfiles under the same licence and as allowed by the licence, and if you fuck up something, it’s your own responsibility.

Author: Lucien Cartier-Tilet

Email: [email protected]

Created: 2020-02-16 dim. 23:56