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#!/usr/bin/env python
"""Script that I keep in a Git repository along with my dotfiles. In the
repository, the files don't have the dot prefix so I can see them more easily.
Running the script symlinks all the files to ~/.<filename>, checking allowing
you to cancel if the file exists.
import os
import glob
EXCLUDE = ['']
NO_DOT_PREFIX = ['bin']
def force_remove(path):
if os.path.isdir(path) and not os.path.islink(path):
shutil.rmtree(path, False, on_error)
def is_link_to(link, dest):
is_link = os.path.islink(link)
is_link = is_link and os.readlink(link).rstrip('/') == dest.rstrip('/')
return is_link
def main():
for filename in [file for file in glob.glob('*') if file not in EXCLUDE]:
dotfile = filename
if filename not in NO_DOT_PREFIX:
dotfile = '.' + dotfile
dotfile = os.path.join(os.path.expanduser('~'), dotfile)
source = os.path.relpath(filename, os.path.dirname(dotfile))
# Check that we aren't overwriting anything
if os.path.exists(dotfile):
if is_link_to(dotfile, source):
response = raw_input("Overwrite file `%s'? [y/N] " % dotfile)
if not response.lower().startswith('y'):
print "Skipping `%s'..." % dotfile
os.symlink(source, dotfile)
print "%s => %s" % (dotfile, source)
if __name__ == '__main__':
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