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Matthieu Coudron 5c4fbe34f9
Merge pull request #13993 from teto/gendoc
8 hours ago
.builds ci( Use RelWithDebInfo builds 1 month ago
.github ci(GHA): install perl on osx 2 months ago
ci ci(gha/win): Do not rename python.exe to python3.exe if it exists 4 weeks ago
cmake Align naming of FindTreeSitter cmake file and variables 4 months ago
config option: fix problem with fileignorecase not being set properly 2 weeks ago
contrib fix(flake): can now generate vimdoc 3 days ago
man logging: move to XDG_CACHE_HOME (#13739) 2 months ago
runtime Merge pull request #13993 from teto/gendoc 8 hours ago
scripts more generic shebang for lua2dox_filter 3 days ago
snap snap: Fix snapcraft builds #12879 6 months ago
src Merge pull request #13004 from jgehrig/jg-neovim-qt-runtime 13 hours ago
test [RDY] Fix click on foldcolumn if it has tabline (#13982) 3 days ago
third-party deps(treesitter): bump C parser and runtime 1 month ago
unicode Update unicode files 5 months ago
.clang-format lint: src/.clang-format 2 years ago
.editorconfig editorconfig: set default tab width to 8 (#9467) 2 years ago
.flake8 ci: pylint target via flake8 2 years ago
.gitattributes vim-patch:8.1.2182: test42 seen as binary by git diff #11256 1 year ago
.gitignore Add clangd cache to ignore (#13856) 1 month ago
.luacheckrc luacheck: Enforce compatibility with Lua5.1 7 months ago
.luacov Lua: vim.validate() 1 year ago
.travis.yml ci(travis): Remove jobs covered by GHA 2 months ago Update backer URL 5 years ago
BSDmakefile build: show a hint for BSD make (#7275) 4 years ago
CMakeLists.txt option: fix problem with fileignorecase not being set properly 2 weeks ago doc: link wiki on how to improve/build doc 1 month ago
LICENSE LICENSE: add LuaJIT notice. #899 7 years ago doc 2 years ago
Makefile build: Inherit -n and -jN flags if Ninja #12219 10 months ago doc: Add link to Homebrew formula in README (#13782) 2 months ago
codecov.yml bundle: move tree-sitter as a bundled dep 4 months ago


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

See the Introduction wiki page and Roadmap
for more information.


See :help nvim-features for the full list!

Install from package

Pre-built packages for Windows, macOS, and Linux are found on the
Releases 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 (third-party/*) 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 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 (or 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
vim-patch 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.