Improve productivity by tracking work environment with git - preparation

Update: My repository is available here.

Below is first post from series in which I want to describe my experience gained in attempt to enhance my productivity by using git to control the contents of some files in my home directory. 

The first step to improve the productivity is good organization of working environment. It happens very often that I work on multiple machines both physical and virtual. Therefore I need a good mechanism to share knowledge, experience, code, configuration and many other things. Configuration described below is only an example that actually fits my way of working. First of all simple concept of directory structure is needed. Let’s start with:

mkdir -p $HOME/workspace/blog;mkdir -p $HOME/workspace/dotfiles
cd workspace

Write some files (i.e. for your blog) with your favourite editor, initialize repository and prepare first commit

git init
git add .;git commit -m "Initial commit for environment tracking"

To avoid information about untracked vim swp files add $HOME/workspace/.gitignore with following content:


Piotr Król
Founder and Embedded Systems Consultant at 3mdeb as well as freelance CTO of Vitro Technology and CEO of LPN Plant. Passionate about building firmware that enables advanced hardware features in modern products. Dedicated to customers that treat embedded software security and upgradeability as forethought. Open source firmware evangelist interested in platform security and trusted computing. In favor of fixed price projects with a clear definition of success.