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*nvim.txt*	Nvim


Nvim							   *nvim* *nvim-intro*

Nvim is based on Vim by Bram Moolenaar.

If you already use Vim see |nvim-from-vim| for a quickstart.
If you are new to Vim, try the 30-minute tutorial:


Nvim is emphatically a fork of Vim, not a clone: compatibility with Vim
(especially editor and VimL features) is maintained where possible. See
|vim-differences| for the complete reference of differences from Vim.

				      Type |gO| to see the table of contents.


Transitioning from Vim				*nvim-from-vim*

1. To start the transition, create your |init.vim| (user config) file:

    :call mkdir(stdpath('config'), 'p')
    :exe 'edit '.stdpath('config').'/init.vim'

2. Add these contents to the file:

    set runtimepath^=~/.vim runtimepath+=~/.vim/after
    let &packpath = &runtimepath
    source ~/.vimrc

3. Restart Nvim, your existing Vim config will be loaded.

See |provider-python| and |provider-clipboard| for additional software you
might need to use some features.

Your Vim configuration might not be entirely Nvim-compatible.
See |vim-differences| for the full list of changes.

The |'ttymouse'| option, for example, was removed from Nvim (mouse support
should work without it). If you use the same |vimrc| for Vim and Nvim,
consider guarding |'ttymouse'| in your configuration like so:

    if !has('nvim')
        set ttymouse=xterm2
Conversely, if you have Nvim specific configuration items, you could do

    if has('nvim')
        tnoremap <Esc> <C-\><C-n>
For a more granular approach use YXXYexists()|:

    if exists(':tnoremap')
        tnoremap <Esc> <C-\><C-n>
Now you should be able to explore Nvim more comfortably. Check |nvim-features|
for more information.

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