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README.md

WDI InstallFest Script

This repo holds the scripts used in the installation, setup, and creation of "dotfiles" (ie, application settings) for the development environments of students in General Assembly's Web Development Immersive program.

How do I run an Installfest Script?

The script comes in three basic flavors: the default full install for Mac OS, the default full install for Ubuntu Linux, and smaller scripts that ensure a current and standardized install of Ruby is being used.

Warning: in their default form, these scripts are very invasive, overwriting settings and versions for applications and tools used in the course. If you have dearly loved dotfiles, ensure that you back them up before running the script! (We will back them up too, but just in case...)

Step 0 (Preparation)

Make sure you have your GitHub account information with you, including:

  • the email address you used to sign up,
  • your GitHub username, and
  • your GitHub password.

Note: on Mac, you need to run the script as a User with Administrator priviliges. If you only have a single user, then this is fine. If you have multiple users, let the instructors know!

Step 1

For Mac OS

Paste this script into a Terminal prompt:

bash <(curl -sL https://git.generalassemb.ly/raw/wdi-nyc-delorean/installfest/master/builds/mac)
For Ubuntu Linux

Paste this script into a Terminal prompt:

bash <(wget -qO- https://git.generalassemb.ly/raw/wdi-nyc-delorean/installfest/master/builds/ubuntu)

Sadly, the Ubuntu script is out of date and is not currently supported. If you'd like to help get it back in to working order, let us know!

Run the script

Follow the instructions! Note: it is helpful to increase the size of the terminal while running the script.

Step 2

Reload the terminal screen

The new environment will not work with the current, open, terminal. Use ⌘+N in Mac OS, or Shift+Ctrl+N in Ubuntu, to open a new terminal window.

Make sure that there are no errors (on the load page)!

Step 3

You've already created and exchanged your public SSH keys with Github, but you haven't yet sent them up to git.generalassemb.ly.

  1. In the terminal, the following command will copy your public key to your clipboard pbcopy < ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub.
  2. Go to your settings page and add a New SSH key
  3. Skip the title, and PASTE the contents of your clipboard in the key area. DO NOT TYPE ANYTHING ELSE
  4. You've just added a new public key to git.generalassemb.ly! Remember to _always_clone using SSH, not HTTPS!

Step 4

Final Set-up, Mac OS
  1. Google Chrome: download and install the Google Chrome web browser. Open the browser and set it as default!
  2. Spectacle (for Macs): open Spectacle using Spotlight, by pressing ⌘-Space and typing spec, and then pressing Return. It will direct you to change your Accessibility settings to allow it to control windowing.
  3. Terminal: open Terminal using Spotlight (⌘-Space, and type term), and then open the Preferences pane (⌘-,), choose Profiles, and then import the profile "Tomorrow Night.terminal" from the Desktop by clicking on the gear symbol at the bottom of the list of themes and choosing Import.... Then set that profile to the default by clicking on it and choosing "Default." When you open a new terminal window it should have a black background.
  4. Sublime Text: open the terminal as above, and then open Sublime Text by typing subl . Make sure that Sublime Text opens.
  5. Slack: ensure that you can open Slack (⌘-Space, and type sla) and communicate with your classmates!
  6. Files: in your terminal, type cd ~/code. You should now have a directory here where you can store all of your programming projects! When you then type ls to list the contents of that directory, you should see a directory named wdi — this is where you can store all of your class work.