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What Is toe?

toe is a set of scripts to install a basic Arch Linux system. This is a very destructive set of scripts, so be sure to have a backup of anything you're interested in keeping around. The script will wipe the partition table of your /dev/sda device without asking.

Things are currently designed for brand new systems and VMs.

Simply run the following command after booting up the Arch Linux install environment:

curl | sh

It will download and run everything it needs to wipe, partition, format, install, and configure your new Arch system.

The script will run things in a very non-verbose way. You won't see any errors that are happening under the hood. You can view the installation progress on tty2 by hitting Alt+F2 on your keyboard. A log file will also be created with all of the output of the scripts. This file should reside at /root/toe.log.

Why "toe"?

A lot of people ask me why I called this project toe. It's a good question, for sure. My 10-second thought process when coming up with the name went something like this:

  • bootstrap? nah--too cliche
  • shoelace? meh
  • flip flop? nah--too unrelated
  • toe thong? nah--too long
  • toe! not cliche, only a little meh, completely unrelated, but perfectly lazy.

And so it was/is/will be.