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The script I use to set up a new mac just the way I like it
#!/usr/bin/env bash
# many settings from
# many settings from
# instructions on finding the default you've changed:
# previous install notes at:
# this script's URL is:
fancy_echo() {
local fmt="$1"; shift
# shellcheck disable=SC2059
printf "\n$fmt\n" "$@"
# handle failures
trap 'ret=$?; test $ret -ne 0 && printf "failed\n\n" >&2; exit $ret' EXIT
# Things I don't know how to do from the command line:
# * use caps lock as esc for all keyboards
# * increase screen resolution to retina
printf "What's the computer name? "
read -r computer_name
# set the computer name:
sudo scutil --set ComputerName "$computer_name"
sudo scutil --set HostName "$computer_name"
sudo scutil --set LocalHostName "$computer_name"
sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/ NetBIOSName -string "$computer_name"
# dark mode
defaults write NSGlobalDomain AppleInterfaceStyle Dark
# speed up key repeat
defaults write NSGlobalDomain KeyRepeat -int 1
defaults write NSGlobalDomain InitialKeyRepeat -int 20
# Disable “natural” (Lion-style) scrolling
defaults write NSGlobalDomain -bool false
# Disable Notification Center and remove the menu bar icon
launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/ 2> /dev/null
# I don't think this worked; instead I went into system preferences and
# set do not disturb to run from 3:01AM to 3:00AM
# Disable auto-correct
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticSpellingCorrectionEnabled -bool false
# Set the icon size of Dock items to 16 pixels
defaults write tilesize -int 16
# Set the magnification to true
defaults write magnification -int 1
# Wipe all (default) app icons from the Dock
defaults write persistent-apps -array
# Show only open applications in the dock
defaults write static-only -bool true
# remove autohide delay
defaults write autohide-delay -float 0
# Automatically hide and show the Dock
defaults write autohide -bool true
# show batter percentage
defaults write ShowPercent -bool true
# show the date in the toolbar
defaults write DateFormat -string 'EEE MMM d H:mm'
# Disable the sound effects on boot
sudo nvram SystemAudioVolume=" "
# Disable sound effects when changing volume
defaults write NSGlobalDomain -integer 0
# Disable sounds effects for user interface changes
defaults write NSGlobalDomain -int 0
# Set alert volume to 0
defaults write NSGlobalDomain -float 0.0
# Show volume in the menu bar
defaults write "NSStatusItem Visible" -int 0
# Show Bluetooth in the menu bar
defaults write "NSStatusItem Visible" -int 0
# Avoid creating .DS_Store files on network or USB volumes
defaults write DSDontWriteNetworkStores -bool true
defaults write DSDontWriteUSBStores -bool true
# don't hide files
defaults write AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
# Show the ~/Library folder
chflags nohidden ~/Library
# Show the /Volumes folder
sudo chflags nohidden /Volumes
# mouse to max tracking speed
defaults write -g -int 3
# disable shake to locate mouse pointer
defaults write ~/Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences CGDisableCursorLocationMagnification -bool YES
# disable pinch to zoom
defaults write TrackpadPinch -int 0
# disable trackpad rotate
defaults write TrackpadRotate -int 0
# disable double tap to zoom
defaults write MouseOneFingerDoubleTapGesture -int 0
defaults write TrackpadTwoFingerDoubleTapGesture -int 0
# fix key repeat in vs code. I don't use it that often, but this is necessary when I do
defaults write ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false
# speed up window opening by disabling animation
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSAutomaticWindowAnimationsEnabled -bool NO
# reboot systemUIServer to enable defaults to take effect
killall SystemUIServer
if ! command -v brew >/dev/null; then
fancy_echo "Installing Homebrew ..."
/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL"
# add brew to path
export PATH=/opt/homebrew/bin:$PATH
# make sure you sign in to the app store before you get here, mas cannot work without being signed in I guess
brew install mas
# find these codes with `mas search <app name>`. They're stable, so lets' just
# use the app IDs
# Xcode
mas install 497799835
# AdGuard for Safari
mas install 1440147259
brew install atuin
# atuin requires this. It is annoying that brew doesn't install it! atuin is
# extremely annoying if this is not present.
curl -o ~/
brew install apache-arrow
brew install awscli
brew install autoconf
brew install automake
brew install bash
brew install bash-completion@2
brew install bat
brew install broot
brew install brotli
brew install caddy
brew install clang-format
brew install cmake
brew install coreutils
brew install curl
brew install direnv
brew install dos2unix
brew install duckdb
brew install efm-langserver
brew install fd
brew install ffmpeg
brew install findutils
brew install fzf && /usr/local/opt/fzf/install --all
brew install gcc
brew install gh
brew install git
brew install git-delta
brew install gnu-sed
brew install gnuplot
brew install grep
brew install gh
brew install htop
brew install imagemagick
brew install jless
brew install jq
brew install llvm
brew install neovim
brew install nmap
brew install pandoc
brew install postgresql@15
brew install ripgrep
brew install rsync
brew install s3cmd
brew install shellcheck
brew install stylua
brew install sqlite
brew install tree
brew install vim
brew install wget
brew install yarn
brew install yt-dlp
# deprecated out of brew but I still use them
go install
go install
# brew's install of asdf seems to be quite terrible, so let's install it the
# way they want us to
git clone ~/.asdf --branch v0.11.3
export PATH=~/.asdf/bin:$PATH
# fzf requires an installation script to run... not sure why homebrew doesn't
# do this but w/e
"$(brew --prefix)"/opt/fzf/install --all --update-rc
# install dotfiles
mkdir code
cd code
git clone
cd ..
cp -r code/personal_code/homedir/.* .
rm -rf ~/.git
# now set the updated bash as your login shell
echo /opt/homebrew/bin/bash | sudo tee -a /etc/shells
sudo chsh -s /opt/homebrew/bin/bash "$(whoami)"
brew install --cask alfred
brew install --cask amethyst
brew install --cask bitwarden
brew install --cask docker
brew install --cask firefox
brew install --cask google-chrome
brew install --cask google-cloud-sdk
brew install --cask iterm2
brew install --cask karabiner-elements # and copy karabiner config folder into ~/.config
brew install --cask keepingyouawake
brew install --cask meetingbar
brew install --cask multi
brew install --cask obsidian
brew install --cask session-manager-plugin
brew install --cask slack
brew install --cask spotify
brew install --cask tailscale
brew install --cask visual-studio-code
brew install --cask vlc
# tell git to use the osx keychain
git config --global credential.helper osxkeychain
# * set iTerm ctrl-tab and ctrl-shift-tab to "next term" and "prev term" rather
# than cycle
# install `imgcat`
wget -O ~/.local/bin/imgcat && chmod a+x ~/.local/bin/imgcat
# install base2tone space-dark and everforest
fancy_echo "open iterm -> preferences -> profiles -> color presets and import base2tone-space-dark.itermcolors and Everforest_medium_dark.itermcolors"
brew tap homebrew/cask-fonts
fonts=(font-blex-mono-nerd-font font-iosevka-nerd-font font-hack-nerd-font font-fira-code-nerd-font font-ubuntu-mono-nerd-font font-sf-pro)
for font in "${fonts[@]}"; do
brew install --cask "$font"
set -euxo pipefail
langs=("golang" "nodejs" "python" "ruby" "rust" "terraform")
for lang in "${langs[@]}"; do
asdf plugin add "$lang"
asdf install "$lang" latest
asdf global "$lang" latest
asdf reshim
# install language servers
go install
go install
npm install -g bash-language-server prettier typescript typescript-language-server vscode-langservers-extracted
gem install solargraph
pip install black pyright
# go through the steps to get your local git auth set up
gh auth login
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