Neovim is a fork of Vim aiming to improve user experience, plugins, and GUIs.
Install the package.
Transition from vim
$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/nvim instead of
~/.vim as its main configuration directory and
$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/nvim/init.vim instead of
~/.vimrc as its main configuration file.
See nvim-from-vim or the
:help nvim-from-vim neovim command to use your vim configuration in neovim.
Loading vim addons
If you would like to use plugins, syntax definitions, or other addons that are installed for vim, you can add the default vim runtime path to neovim by adding it to the
rtp. For example, you could run the following within nvim or add it to your neovim config:
Tips and tricks
Replacing vi and vim with neovim
$EDITOR environment variables should be sufficient in most cases.
Some applications may hardcode vi or vim as default editor, to use neovim in their place, installAUR.
As neovim is mostly compatible with standard vim, you can symlink your old
nvim/init.vim to keep old configuration options:
$ ln -s ~/.vimrc ~/.config/nvim/init.vim
If you want some lines to specific to each version, you can use an
if block in your
if has('nvim') " Neovim specific commands else " Standard vim specific commands endif