Remember the days when people put up their .rc files on their blogs? I used to do that too but these days, I link people to my puppet manifest on github. If you don’t know what Puppet is, you should definitively check out puppetlabs.com.
The only reason this page still exists because back in the day I worked for this lady who got angry when I changed global settings on the server to sensible defaults. Like “alias grep=’grep –color'” got me into trouble o.O So I created my own little environment that stayed persistent even when I sudo’d. This was mainly done via the following lines:
#always open VIm with my settings
alias vim='vim -u ~sk/.vimrc'
#create your our own 'bash' so root can run screen with my settings
echo '/bin/bash --rcfile ~sk/.bashrc' > ~sk/bash
chmod 755 ~sk/bash
#set my bash shell
export SHELL=`echo ~sk/bash`
#always run screen with my settings
alias screen='screen -c ~sk/.screenrc'
I even had .sync files kept on a web server so I could easily update once I made changes to the environment :)
#If we have updates, we want an easy way of synchronisation
alias sksync='cd ~sk; wget --timeout=2 --tries=1 http://www.host.tpl/.bashrc.sync;
if [ "$?" == "0" ]; then mv .bashrc.sync ~sk/.bashrc; fi;
wget --timeout=2 --tries=1 http://www.host.tpl/.vimrc.sync;
if [ "$?" == "0" ]; then mv .vimrc.sync ~sk/.vimrc; fi;
wget --timeout=2 --tries=1 http://www.host.tpl/.screenrc.sync;
if [ "$?" == "0" ]; then mv .screenrc.sync .screenrc; fi'