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More powerful plugins

The msgpack API enables structured communication to and from any programming language. Remote plugins run as co-processes that communicate with Neovim safely and asynchronously.

Better out-of-the-box

Strong defaults
Modern terminal features such as truecolor and bracketed paste
Built-in terminal emulator
First-class embedding
GUIs (or TUIs—such as readline) can nvim --embed or communicate via TCP socket using the discoverable msgpack API.

Drop-in replacement for Vim

Neovim is an extension of Vim: feature-parity and backwards compatibility are high priorities. If you are already familiar with Vim, see :help nvim-from-vim to learn about the differences.

To install Neovim, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install neovim --version

To upgrade Neovim, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade neovim --version


  • tools\chocolateybeforemodify.ps1 Show
    $packageName = "neovim"
    $destDir = Join-Path $(Get-ToolsLocation) $packageName
    Remove-Item $destDir -Force -Recurse
    exit $?
  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; # stop on all errors
    $packageName= 'neovim' # arbitrary name for the package, used in messages
    $destDir = Join-Path $(Get-ToolsLocation) $packageName
    $url        = '' # download url, HTTPS preferred
    $url64      = '' # 64bit URL here (HTTPS preferred) or remove - if installer contains both (very rare), use $url
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $packageName
      unzipLocation = $destDir
      url           = $url
      url64bit      = $url64
      softwareName  = 'neovim*' #part or all of the Display Name as you see it in Programs and Features. It should be enough to be unique
      checksum      = 'EDBB17047F9A1BDC01ACF965430EBBC61BD05A9D39668C9CC6961EA47F471C47'
      checksumType  = 'sha256' #default is md5, can also be sha1, sha256 or sha512
      checksum64    = '66BAB53EC0A8AFF854921B6925630026649F3A49BB7913D19A4A602FFC138C92'
      checksumType64= 'sha256' #default is checksumType
      validExitCodes= @(0) #please insert other valid exit codes here
    $nvim = $destDir + '\Neovim\bin\nvim-qt.exe'
    Install-BinFile -Name 'nvim-qt' -Path $nvim -UseStart true
    $tee = $destDir + "\Neovim\bin\tee.exe"
    Install-BinFile -Name 'tee' -Path $tee
    $tidy = $destDir + "\Neovim\bin\tidy.exe"
    Install-BinFile -Name 'tidy' -Path $tidy
    $winYank = $destDir + "\Neovim\bin\win32yank.exe"
    Install-BinFile -Name 'win32yank' -Path $winYank
    $agent = $destDir + "\Neovim\bin\winpty-agent.exe"
    Install-BinFile -Name 'winpty-agent' -Path $agent
    $cat = $destDir + "\Neovim\bin\cat.exe"
    Install-BinFile -Name 'cat' -Path $cat
    $diff = $destDir + "\Neovim\bin\diff.exe"
    Install-BinFile -Name 'diff' -Path $diff
    $exe = $destDir + "\Neovim\bin\nvim.exe"
    Install-BinFile -Name 'nvim' -Path $exe
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs #
    Write-Output "Please Consider donating"
    Write-Output "Issues? Please visit"
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName= 'neovim' # arbitrary name for the package, used in messages
    $destDir = Join-Path $(Get-ToolsLocation) $packageName
    $nvim = $destDir + '\Neovim\bin\nvim-qt.exe'
    Uninstall-BinFile -Name 'nvim-qt' -Path $nvim
    $tee = $destDir + "\Neovim\bin\tee.exe"
    Uninstall-BinFile -Name 'tee' -Path $tee
    $tidy = $destDir + "\Neovim\bin\tidy.exe"
    Uninstall-BinFile -Name 'tidy' -Path $tidy
    $winYank = $destDir + "\Neovim\bin\win32yank.exe"
    Uninstall-BinFile -Name 'win32yank' -Path $winYank
    $agent = $destDir + "\Neovim\bin\winpty-agent.exe"
    Uninstall-BinFile -Name 'winpty-agent' -Path $agent
    $cat = $destDir + "\Neovim\bin\cat.exe"
    Uninstall-BinFile -Name 'cat' -Path $cat
    $diff = $destDir + "\Neovim\bin\diff.exe"
    Uninstall-BinFile -Name 'diff' -Path $diff
    $exe = $destDir + "\Neovim\bin\nvim.exe"
    Uninstall-BinFile -Name 'nvim' -Path $exe

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Neovim contributors


Copyright Neovim contributors. All rights reserved.


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Neovim 0.3.7 1950 Friday, June 14, 2019 approved
Neovim 0.3.6 1099 Wednesday, June 5, 2019 approved
Neovim 0.3.5 3402 Tuesday, April 30, 2019 approved
Neovim 0.3.4 5584 Friday, February 1, 2019 approved
Neovim 0.3.3 1307 Friday, January 18, 2019 approved
Neovim 531 Friday, July 20, 2018 approved
Neovim 0.3.2 1094 Saturday, January 5, 2019 approved
Neovim 0.3.1 7367 Friday, July 20, 2018 approved
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