RCDN(1) General Commands Manual RCDN(1)

NAME

rcdnremove dotfiles as managed by rcm

SYNOPSIS

rcdn [-hqVv] [-B hostname] [-d dir] [-I excl_pat] [-S excl_pat] [-t tag] [-x excl_pat] [files ...]

DESCRIPTION

This program will remove all the rc files that the rcm(7) suite knows about. This can be further controlled with the -t and -d flags.

The files that are removed are symlinks. However, the COPY_ALWAYS setting in rcrc(5) modifies this. If a rc file is not a symlink but an ancestor directory is, that directory is removed. If a rc file is not a symlink but is listed in COPY_ALWAYS the file is removed.

The rcdn program will run hooks before and after removing files, if these hooks exist. Hooks are executable programs inside the dotfiles directory, with the following names: hooks/pre-down and hooks/post-down. These hooks are run each time rcdn is run and therefore must be idempotent.

-B HOSTNAME
treat host-HOSTNAME as the host-specific directory instead of computing it
-d DIR
remove rc files from the DIR. This can be specified multiple times.
-h
show usage instructions.
-I EXCL_PAT
remove rc files that match EXCL_PAT despite being excluded by the -x flag or a setting in rcrc(5). This can be repeated with additional patterns. See lsrc(1), EXCLUDE PATTERN, for more details.
-K
skip pre- and post-hooks
-k
run pre- and post-hooks. This is the default.
-q
decrease verbosity
-S EXCL_PAT
when removing dotfiles, any file that matches EXCL_PAT should be treated as a file that was symlinked, even if it is a directory. This can be repeated.
-t TAG
remove dotfiles according to TAG
-v
increase verbosity. This can be repeated for extra verbosity.
-V
show the version number.
-x EXCL_PAT
do not remove rc files that match EXCL_PAT. This can be repeated with additional patterns. See lsrc(1), EXCLUDE PATTERN, for more details.
files
only remove the specified file(s)

ENVIRONMENT

RCRC
User configuration file. Defaults to ~/.rcrc.

FILES

~/.rcrc

EXAMPLES

rcdn -v
rcdn zshrc
rcdn -t python
rcdn -d ~/corporate-dotfiles
rcdn -e '*:.zshrc'

SEE ALSO

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

AUTHORS

Mike Burns <mike@mike-burns.com>
August 2, 2013 Linux 3.12-1-amd64