MKRC(1) General Commands Manual MKRC(1)


mkrcbless files into a dotfile managed by rcm


mkrc [-ChoqSsVvUu] [-t tag] [-d dir] [-B hostname] files ...


This program adds files to your dotfiles directory then installs it back into your home directory. It can install files under a tag or different source directory. It supports these options:
use the supplied hostname instead of computing one. Implies -o.
copy instead of symlinking when installing the rc file back into your home directory
-d DIR
install dotfiles under the specified directory. This can be specified multiple times.
show usage instructions.
install dotfiles into the host-specific directory
decrease verbosity
treat the specified rc files as files to be symlinked, even if they are directories
if the rc file is a file, symlink it; otherwise, make a directory structure as described in rcup(1) in the section ALGORITHM. This is the default.
-t TAG
install dotfiles according to tag
the specified files or directories are to be installed without a leading dot.
the specified files or directories are to be installed with a leading dot. This is the default.
increase verbosity. This can be repeated for extra verbosity.
show the version number.


User configuration file. Defaults to ~/.rcrc.


~/.dotfiles ~/.rcrc


mkrc ~/.vimrc
mkrc -t zsh -d company-dotfiles ~/.zshrc ~/.zlogin
mkrc -o ~/.rcrc
mkrc -C .ssh
mkrc -S .zpretzo
mkrc -U bin


lsrc(1), rcdn(1), rcup(1), rcrc(5), rcm(7)


mkrc is maintained by Mike Burns <> and thoughtbot
July 28, 2013 Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64