Sprinter Examples

Here are some cool ways to use sprinter!

Sprinter patterns

A good pattern that developers tend to follow is to store all of their environment rc files (.emacs, .vimrc, etc) in a git repository, and clone and symlink the result. sprinter can automate that pattern. Look at this example section below:

[ytrc]
formula = sprinter.formula.git
depends = github,git
url = git://github.com/toumorokoshi/yt.rc.git
command =
    rm $HOME/.vimrc
    ln -s %(ytrc:root_dir)s/.vimrc $HOME/.vimrc
    rm $HOME/.screenrc
          ln -s %(ytrc:root_dir)s/.screenrc $HOME/.screenrc
    rm $HOME/.emacs.d
          ln -s %(ytrc:root_dir)s/emacs $HOME/.emacs.d
    rm $HOME/.viper
          ln -s %(ytrc:root_dir)s/.viper $HOME/.viper
    rm $HOME/.emacs
          ln -s %(ytrc:root_dir)s/emacs/.emacs $HOME/.emacs
    rm $HOME/.tmux.conf
          ln -s %(ytrc:root_dir)s/.tmux.conf $HOME/.tmux.conf
rc = . %(ytrc:root_dir)s/rc

Installing Sub

sub is a command namespacing tool that allows the creation of subcommands. (e.g. moving to your workspace directory or running your server). This works well with sprinter because:

  • sub creates a clear, understandable namespace for shell commands
  • sprinter downloads executable and dependencies, and updates the environment needed for those commands

Here’s an example sub configuration section:

[sub]
formula = sprinter.formulas.git
depends = github
url = git://github.com/mygithub/sub.git
branch = mybranch
rc = eval "$(%(sub:root_dir)/bin/sub init -)"

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