Dotfile Generator 2.0 Now Available

Wed, 5 Feb 1997
This note is to announce the public relase of The Dotfile Generator version 2.0. Lot's of changes has been made, since last version, which was release for more than a year ago.

What is the Dotfile Generator

The Dotfile Generator is a tool to help the end user configure basic things as well as exotic features of his or hers favorite programs without knowing the syntax of the configuration files, or reading hundreds of pages in a manual. At the moment, The Dotfile Generator knows how to configure Bash, Fvwm1, Fvwm2, Tcsh, Emacs, Elm and Rtin.

A picture is worth a thousand words

Please check out The Dotfile Generators home page, where you will find screen dumps from the program, and an article submitted to Linux Journal.

The Fvwm2 module (fvwm version 2.0.44 and 2.0.45)

This module is without comparison the largest and most extended module for The Dotfile Generator. Included is a few standard configurations, which you may start up with, and the capability of reading the original dotfile (except module settings).

The Bash module

This module consists of 17 configuration pages, logically ordered in two major groups, which makes it easier to find a specific option (e.g. setting up shell prompt, command aliases, completion, error handling and much more).

If you are interested in further information about the Bash module, you are welcome to visit its homepage at

Other Modules

The Dotfile Generator 2.0 is accompanied by a number of other modules besides the Bash and Fvwm module, namely:

Where do I get it?

You can get a FREE copy directly from our ftp-site:

or the NEOSOFT site:


The Dotfile Generator requires Tcl/Tk, but don't let that scare you, Tcl/Tk compiles on almost every machine that runs X windows.

You can find Tcl 7.4 and Tk 4.0 at

or for Linux users, here are a precompiled set for X11R6 at

Kind Regards Jesper Pedersen,