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Vim / Neovim on CentOS 8

nabbisen profile image Heddi Nabbisen ・1 min read

This post shows how to install Vim / Neovim on CentOS 8.

Vim

First, Vim is easy to get:

# dnf install vim
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That's really it. Now vim command is available.

Neovim

Next, on Neovim, thanks to AppImage, configuration of EPEL repository is not necessary any more, which has been in CentOS 7.

# # prepare
# dnf install curl
# # for the sake of running appimage:
# dnf install fuse-libs

# # get appimage binary
# curl -o /usr/local/bin/nvim -LO https://github.com/neovim/neovim/releases/download/stable/nvim.appimage
# # to get the nightly version instead:
# #curl -o /usr/local/bin/nvim -LO https://github.com/neovim/neovim/releases/download/nightly/nvim.appimage

# # make it executable
# chmod u+x /usr/local/bin/nvim
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Now nvim command is available just like vi or vim.

$ nvim --version
NVIM v0.4.3
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The "stable" one is v0.4.3. The "nightly" one is also available.

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