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Tudor's Dotfiles / Nix configuration

This is my Nix configuration, which works both for NixOS and for Nix

Acknowledgements to for heavily inspiring the layout of this config.

Warning The configuration codified here was made to be used by me and only me. While I am publishing them to help others to learn Nix and dotfile management, copying them verbatim will likely produce an unusable system.



First, provision a machine with NixOS.



  1. Clone this repo somewhere on the machine.
  2. nix run .#nixos-rebuild -- boot --flake .#<hostname> --use-remote-sudo

Remote server:

  1. nix run .#deploy-rs -- .#<hostname>

Any other Linux distro for sane people

  1. Provision a machine with a "normal" Linux distro (my personal choice is Fedora)
  2. Install Nix (my installer of choice is nix-installer).
  3. Clone this repo somewhere on the machine
  4. nix run .#home-manager -- switch --flake .#tudor

Considerations for WSL


The WSL setup assumes that you have 1Password and npiperelay npiperelay installed.

You can install npiperelay with winget:

winget install npiperelay

Installing the thing

Assuming you have Nix set up on some other machine, clone this repo and run:

nix build

This will build the distro tarball in ./result/tarball/. You can then import it in WSL:

# Create the directory that will store the distro's disk image
New-Item -ItemType Directory c:\WSL\NixOS
# Import the tarball as a distro in WSL
wsl --import NixOS c:\WSL\NixOS .\result\tarball\<whatever>.tar.gz
# Boot it!
wsl -d NixOS

Considerations for encrypting secrets

Secrets are encrypted and used through agenix. When provisioning a new machine, make sure to take its host public key and rekey secrets accordingly.