Author: P. Neidhardt


I use of Emacs for almost everything, including my window manager (EXWM). See my Emacs pro-tips.

As such, the more-or-less advanced configurations of my former favourite Unix programs are gone (Awesome, cmus, fish, fzf, Mutt, newsbeuter, ranger, urxvt, zathura, zsh). You can search for them before the git commit README: The Big Emacs Shift.

I've also written a fair amount of scripts, most of which are POSIX. The highlights include:

  • asciify: convert many non-ASCII characters to their nearest ASCII counterpart.

  • bsdman: read *BSD man pages.

  • crun: quick way to execute C files.

  • dataindex: create index of hierarchies. Useful to keep track of folder content and structure.

  • ediff: diff with Emacs.

  • einfo: info viewer with Emacs.

  • elisp: Emacs Lisp interpreter using Emacs.

  • git-*: some git helper functions for sync and so on.

  • homeinit: initialize a new home configuration, i.e. get needed files, create symlinks, etc.

  • imagemount: a CDEmu/fuseiso wrapper that creates/deletes virtual drives automatically.

  • mover: move and merge folder into destination.

  • pac*: pacman helper functions.

  • pdfctl: PDF manipulation, e.g. extract pages, compress, resize to A4.

  • pkglister: generate lists of installed with pacman, FreeBSD's pkg and tlmgr (TeX Live manager).

  • tc-video-*: batch conversion of any kind of videos. Using FFmpeg.


Git makes it possible to use your home folder as a git repo, thus versioning all files directly.

git init
git remote add origin <repo>
git fetch
git checkout master

For the list of programs I am currently using, see the .pkglists/ folder.