March 10, 2015
I just switched over from vim to neovim, and it’s really easy, in fact it’s actually so easy that you can fit it in a tweet, but I wanted to explain the steps I took to switch over.
You can read more about Neovim at the following links:
All you have to do is:
brew tap neovim/homebrew-neovim brew install --HEAD neovim cp -rf ~/.vim ~/.nvim cp ~/.vimrc ~/.nvimrc
But since I have my dotfiles version controlled, I had to do this slightly differently:
brew tap neovim/homebrew-neovim brew install --HEAD neovim cp -rf ~/dotfiles/vim ~/dotfiles/nvim cp ~/dotfiles/vim/vimrc ~/dotfiles/nvim/nvimrc
Then I had to go into my
setup.sh and add
nvimrc to the files variable:
files="bin config editorconfig gitconfig gitignore hushlogin oh-my-zsh mutt muttrc nvim nvimrc tmux tmux.conf ttytterrc vim vimrc zshrc zlogin"
Then I ran my setup script to create the symlinks:
Then to launch Neovim, just run:
Also, you can remove
set nocompatible from your
.nvimrc because Neovim is always set to nocompatible.
Also remember that this isn’t even in beta yet, so you’ll want to update nvim by running these commands:
brew update brew reinstall --HEAD neovim
And be sure to check out the issues on Github, if you find any bugs.
Written by Adam Garrett-Harris who lives and works in Silicon Slopes. You should follow him on Twitter