Neovim is a text editor that enable the user to create and edit text files via command line. Neovim is a fork of Vim text editor. This means that development of Neovim was started from copy of Vim repository. Neovim is focused to improve plugin architecture, performance, and user experience.
This tutorial explains how to install Neovim on Raspberry Pi.
Use SSH to connect to Raspberry Pi. Update the package lists and install Neovim by using the following commands:
sudo apt update sudo apt install -y neovim
When installation is finished, we can check Neovim version:
nvim command and provide filename as argument in order to create a new file or edit an existing file:
Execute the command as superuser if you don’t have required permissions.
sudo nvim /var/log/daemon.log
File is opened in read-only mode. We need to switch to insertion mode in order to edit the file. Press the letter
i to do that. When editing is complete, exit the insertion mode by pressing
ESC key. Type
:wq command and press the
Enter key to save the file and exit Neovim. If you want to exit without saving, type
If you wish to completely remove Neovim and related dependencies, execute the following command:
sudo apt purge --autoremove -y neovim
We can also remove data directory of Neovim:
rm -rf ~/.local/share/nvim sudo rm -rf /root/.local/share/nvim