Automating Your Workstation Setup

Throughout this book, you’ve created a customized environment. You’ve installed some tools on your machine, created some directories, and wrote some configuration files. Once you get something just the way you like it, you might want to keep it that way. You can create a script that will set things up for you. That way, when you get a new machine, you can run your script and hit the ground running.

Let’s create a script that does just that. You’ll install the handful of utilities you’ve installed throughout the book and create a ~/.bashrc file with some basic options. To keep this exercise short, the script won’t contain everything you’ve done, but it will contain enough that you’ll be able to add everything ...

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