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Installation Prequisites:

  • Neovim
  • FZF
  • ripgrep
  • Python 3
  • Git
  • A Nerdfont

Migration of older nii-nvim versions

If you are currently tracking changes from the master branch, please check out the Migration guide.

Manual Install

First install packer.nvim

git clone --depth 1\

Next, you'll want to clone the repository into your ~/.config/ folder and replace the nested nvim/ dir

cd ~/.config/
mv ./nvim ./nvim.old
git clone ./nvim
cd ./nvim
git checkout main
nvim +PackerInstall

Now you should be good to go, to update plugins to the latest run this command in nvim


Now nii-nvim should be installed to pull the latest updates (note, these aren't always "stable"), run this in your config directory: If you have local changes, you will want to stash changes, pull from remote, then pop stashed changes

git stash
git pull
git pop

Otherwise (no local changes):

git pull


Installing sumnkeo lua language server

If you haven't already, make sure that nii-nvim is on the latest commit. They you will want to run nvim. Behind the scenes, nvim will check for (and create if not present) a directory in ~/.local/share/nvim/lspservers. This is where you can install & manage lsp servers (with the added benefit of this directory being easily accessible with the nvim lua runtime).

  • To install the lua language server, clone the repo and follow build instructions.
git clone ~/.local/share/nvim/lspservers/lua-language-server
# and do all of the build instructions required to have a binary
  • The lsp config files in nii-nvim should do the rest of the heavy lifting for you.

Neoformat formatters

Neoformat doesn't format buffers, but acts as a wrapper for various formatting tools. You can refer to a list of formatters for various languages here You can generally install these formatters with your system's package manager.

Script Install

Currently a work in progress

Last update: 2022-04-18