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# Only run this if you don't have rust installed. curl --proto '=https' --tlsv1.2 -sSf https://sh.rustup.rs | sh # Install from crates.io cargo install great # Or build the latest! git clone https://github.com/IsaccBarker/greatness.git cd greatness cargo install --path .
bash -c "$(curl -fsLS https://git.io/JcDJe)" great pull add -m Wowee/GreatnessIsAmazing # Defaults to github. Put in a full URL if you don't use GitHub!
Greatness is you being great and better than everyone else. You have to uphold that superiority complex don't you?
Simple! Use this tool. This tool is designed to bring your system up to a working state that you like in a small amount of time. It is flexible, 100% modular, and fast.
You can view the documentation (wiki) here!
Well, just remember the name. Greatness has to be the best. But if you are dim (but still great), here is a comparision chart.
You may recognise this chart from Chezmoi, but with some rows stripped out. This is because I do not know what they mean, and thus cannot implement them. A clock simply means that it will be supported, but isn't yet. If you want them, please file a great issue/pr.
|Distribution||Source/Binary||Single binary||Python package||Multiple files||Ruby gem||Single script||n/a|
|Install method||Many||Many||git submodule||Many||Ruby gem||Many||Manual|
|Non-root install on bare system||✅||✅||Difficult||Difficult||Difficult||✅||✅|
|Bootstrap requirements||Rust, automatic||Go, automatic||Python, git||Perl, git||Ruby, git||git||git|
|Config file||Required, Managed||Optional||Required||Optional||None||None||Optional|
|Password manager integration||❓||✅||❌||❌||❌||❌||❌|
|Machine-to-machine file differences||Scripting||Templates||Alternative files||Alternative files||Alternative files||Templates||Manual|
|Custom variables in templates||✅||✅||❌||❌||❌||❌||❌|
|Run once scripts||✅||🕒||❌||❌||❌||❌||❌|
|Machine-to-machine symlink differences||✅||✅||❌||❌||❌||✅||❌|
|Implementation language||Rust, Lua||Go||Python||Perl||Ruby||Bash||C|
As you can see, greatness is best. However, a sort of close second [chezmoi], has a weird name, is not scriptable, doesn't support dotfile merging, and isn't modular. This makes it not ideal for situations where you might want to pick parts of diferent peoples rices, merge them, script program installation (or have greatness do it for you), and then put it out into the world as a repository, which other people can then use as modules.
- The use case is really small (not many people develop on Windows to the point where you need a dotfile manager).
- Windows is not great.
- It's very diferent than MacOS and Unix, where most development happens.
- I don't have a Windows machine. Windows support may or may not be added in the future. The underlying code for supporting Windows is added to the best of my ability, but overall it should not work. Please note that not providing Windows support is mainly for your safety; I would hate for anything bad to happen to your files.