Nvim documentation: pi_health

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*pi_health.txt*   Healthcheck framework

Author: TJ DeVries <[email protected]> 

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Introduction				*health*

health.vim is a minimal framework to help with troubleshooting user
configuration. Nvim ships with healthchecks for configuration, performance,
python support, ruby support, clipboard support, and more.

To run the healthchecks, use this command:

Plugin authors are encouraged to write new healthchecks. |health-dev|


Commands				*health-commands*

					*:checkhealth* *:CheckHealth*
:checkhealth          Run all healthchecks.

                      Nvim depends on |$VIMRUNTIME| and 'runtimepath' to find
                      the standard "runtime files" for syntax highlighting,
                      filetype-specific behavior, and standard plugins
                      (including :checkhealth).  If the runtime files cannot
                      be found then those features will not work.

:checkhealth {plugins}
                      Run healthcheck(s) for one or more plugins. E.g. to run
                      only the standard Nvim healthcheck:
                        :checkhealth nvim
                       To run the healthchecks for the "foo" and "bar" plugins
                      (assuming these plugins are on your 'runtimepath' and
                      they have implemented health#foo#check() and
                      health#bar#check(), respectively):
                        :checkhealth foo bar

Functions				*health-functions*

health.vim functions are for creating new healthchecks. They mostly just do
some layout and formatting, to give users a consistent presentation.

health#report_start({name})				*health#report_start*
	Starts a new report. Most plugins should call this only once, but if
        you want different sections to appear in your report, call this once
        per section.

health#report_info({msg})				*health#report_info*
	Reports an informational message.

health#report_ok({msg})					*health#report_ok*
	Reports a "success" message.

health#report_warn({msg}, [{advice}])			*health#report_warn*
        Reports a warning. {advice} is an optional List of suggestions.

health#report_error({msg}, [{advice}])			*health#report_error*
        Reports an error. {advice} is an optional List of suggestions.

health#{plugin}#check()					*health.user_checker*
        Healthcheck function for {plugin}. Called by |:checkhealth|
        automatically. Example:

                function! health#my_plug#check() abort
                  silent call s:check_environment_vars()
                  silent call s:check_python_configuration()
	All output will be captured from the healthcheck. Use the
        health#report_* functions so that your healthcheck has a format
        consistent with the standard healthchecks.


Create a healthcheck			*health-dev*

Healthchecks are functions that check the user environment, configuration,
etc. Nvim has built-in healthchecks in $VIMRUNTIME/autoload/health/.

To add a new healthcheck for your own plugin, simply define a
health#{plugin}#check() function in autoload/health/{plugin}.vim.
|:checkhealth| automatically finds and invokes such functions.

If your plugin is named "foo", then its healthcheck function must be

defined in this file on 'runtimepath':

Copy this sample code into autoload/health/foo.vim and replace "foo" with your
plugin name:
        function! health#foo#check() abort
          call health#report_start('sanity checks')
          " perform arbitrary checks
          " ...

          if looks_good
            call health#report_ok('found required dependencies')
            call health#report_error('cannot find foo', 
              \ ['npm install --save foo'])


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