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Vim-fork focused on extensibility and usability

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Neovim is a project that seeks to aggressively refactor Vim in order to:

See the Introduction wiki page and Roadmapfor more information.


See [

:help nvim-features

]( for the full list!

Install from package

Pre-built packages for Windows, macOS, and Linux are found on theReleases page.

Managed packages are in Homebrew, Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Arch Linux,Gentoo, and more!

Install from source

The build is CMake-based, but a Makefile is provided as a convenience.

make CMAKE\_BUILD\_TYPE=RelWithDebInfo sudo make install

To install to a non-default location:

make CMAKE\_INSTALL\_PREFIX=/full/path/ make install

To skip bundled (


) dependencies:

  1. Install the dependencies using a package manager.
    sudo apt install gperf luajit luarocks libuv1-dev libluajit-5.1-dev libunibilium-dev libmsgpack-dev libtermkey-dev libvterm-dev libutf8proc-dev sudo luarocks build mpack sudo luarocks build lpeg sudo luarocks build inspect
  2. Build with
    make CMAKE\_BUILD\_TYPE=RelWithDebInfo USE\_BUNDLED=OFF sudo make install

To inspect the build, these CMake features are useful:

  • cmake --build build --target help
    lists all build targets.
  • build/CMakeCache.txt
    cmake -LAH build/
    ) contains the resolved values of all CMake variables.
  • build/compile\_commands.json
    shows the full compiler invocations for each translation unit.

See the Building Neovim wiki page for details.

Transitioning from Vim

See [

:help nvim-from-vim

]( for instructions.

Project layout

├─ ci/ build automation ├─ cmake/ build scripts ├─ runtime/ user plugins/docs ├─ src/nvim/ application source code (see src/nvim/ │ ├─ api/ API subsystem │ ├─ eval/ VimL subsystem │ ├─ event/ event-loop subsystem │ ├─ generators/ code generation (pre-compilation) │ ├─ lib/ generic data structures │ ├─ lua/ Lua subsystem │ ├─ msgpack\_rpc/ RPC subsystem │ ├─ os/ low-level platform code │ └─ tui/ built-in UI ├─ third-party/ CMake subproject to build dependencies └─ test/ tests (see test/


Neovim contributions since b17d96 are licensed under the Apache 2.0 license, except for contributions copied from Vim (identified by the


token). See LICENSE for details.

Vim is Charityware. You can use and copy it as much as you like, but you are encouraged to make a donation for needy children in Uganda. Please see the kcc section of the vim docs or visit the ICCF web site, available at these URLs: You can also sponsor the development of Vim. Vim sponsors can vote for features. The money goes to Uganda anyway.

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