Moving from vim to nvim is fairly simple it turns out.
All that is needed is to install neovim is to install it via
$ sudo apt-get install neovim
For other OSes, install guide available at https://github.com/neovim/neovim/wiki/Installing-Neovim
Neovim doesn't automatically recognized your
.vimrc in its traditional location at the root of your
$HOME directory, so you will need to move your
.viminfo / other vim related configuration files across to
$ cd ~ $ mkdir .config/nvim $ mv .vimrc .config/nvim/init.vim
I also needed to move the contents of my
.vim directory across:
$ mv -v ~/.vim/* ~/.config/nvim
Finally I did something fairly sensible and added the aliases below to my
.zshrc to ensure that I was always using neovim over vim8:
alias v="nvim" alias vi="nvim" alias vim="nvim"
exec $SHELL to reload your shell and run
v to enter Neovim. All of your old Vim configuration should work as expected.
If you are using a plugin manager like
vim-plug, you may need to change the registered directory where plugins are installed. I needed to change this line from my
- call plug#begin('~/.vim/plugged') + call plug#begin('~/.config/nvim/plugged')