The excitement of a new OS or new laptop is palpable. But installing applications that you need to get work done can involve a little drudgery. I formalized the setup in the form of a shell script to ensure that most of the basic applications that I need are installed automatically. You can find the complete script at https://github.com/mohanarpit/Ubuntu-Initializer.
All you need to do is copy the script
install_script.sh and execute it. Some of the applications that it installs are:
- Source Control: Git, SVN
- Languages: Python, Java, Php, Go, Nodejs
- Editors: Atom
- Databases: Mysql
- Servers: Tomcat, Apache2
- Utilities: Tmux, fail2ban, jq etc.
It even creates your key pair, if you don't already have one.
As you can see, it's geared towards web developers but nothing stops you from customising the script to add/subtract applications for your needs.
Over the years, this script has saved me & my team from a lot of hours of hunting and installing basic applications.
Originally posted on my blog