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Downloads of v


Last Update:

26 May 2016

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Neovim contributors


vi vim gvim neovim text editor sublime atom emacs notepad

Neovim - experimental

This is a prerelease version of Neovim - experimental.

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Downloads of v


Software Author(s):

  • Neovim contributors

Neovim - experimental

This is a prerelease version of Neovim - experimental.

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


To uninstall Neovim - experimental, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade neovim -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="''" --prerelease [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade neovim -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="''" --prerelease

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install neovim
    name: neovim
    version: ''
    state: present
    allow_prerelease: yes

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'neovim' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''
  options  '--prerelease'

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller neovim
    Name        = "neovim"
    Version     = ""
    Source      = "INTERNAL REPO URL"
    chocoParams = "--prerelease"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'neovim':
  ensure          => '',
  install_options => ['--prerelease'],
  provider        => 'chocolatey',
  source          => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


This package is exempt from moderation. While it is likely safe for you, there is more risk involved.


Neovim is a project that seeks to aggressively refactor Vim in order to:

  • Simplify maintenance and encourage contributions
  • Split the work between multiple developers
  • Enable the implementation of new/modern user interfaces without any modifications to the core source
  • Improve extensibility with a new plugin architecture
  • For lots more details, see the wiki!

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.

Something broke?

You may find some help here!

#Automated installation steps based on the official manual steps at

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; 

$packageName = 'neovim'
$toolsDir    = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url         = 'https://ci.appveyor.com/api/buildjobs/hsl90vjrrw6bdbrj/artifacts/build/Neovim.zip' 
$url64       = 'https://ci.appveyor.com/api/buildjobs/d87k66yitsruetoa/artifacts/build/Neovim.zip'
$neovimQtUrl = "https://github.com/equalsraf/neovim-qt/releases/download/staging/neovim-qt.zip"
$noIgnore    = ''
$startBatch  = 'neovim.bat'

$neovimPackageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  url           = $url
  url64bit      = $url64
  validExitCodes= @(0) 
  softwareName  = 'Neovim*' 
  checksum      = ''
  checksumType  = 'md5' 
  checksum64    = ''
  checksumType64= 'md5' 
$neovimQtPackageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  url           = $neovimQtUrl
  url64bit      = $neovimQtUrl
  validExitCodes= @(0) 
  softwareName  = 'Neovim*' 
  checksum      = ''
  checksumType  = 'md5' 
  checksum64    = ''
  checksumType64= 'md5' 

function MergeApplicationDirectories($neovimDirectory, $neovimQtDirectory) {
  #Get-ChildItem -Path $neovimDirectory\Neovim\bin\* | Move-Item -Destination $neovimQtDirectory -Force
  #Get-ChildItem -Path $neovimDirectory\Neovim\share\nvim\runtime\* | Move-Item -Destination $neovimQtDirectory -Force
  Copy-Item -Path $neovimDirectory\Neovim\bin\* -Destination $neovimQtDirectory -Recurse -Force
  Copy-Item -Path $neovimDirectory\Neovim\share\nvim\runtime\* -Destination $neovimQtDirectory -Recurse -Force

  Remove-Item -Path $neovimDirectory\Neovim -Recurse -Force
  Move-Item -Path $neovimQtDirectory\nvim-qt.exe -Destination $neovimQtDirectory\neovim.exe

function IgnoreToolsExecutables() {
  #Get-ChildItem ".\*" -Force -Include *.exe -Exclude $noIgnore | % { 
  Get-ChildItem ".\*" -Force -Include *.exe | % { 
  '' > "$_.ignore" 
  Write-Debug "$_.ignore file created."

Get-ChildItem "$toolsDir\*.bat" | %{ Install-BinFile -Name $_.BaseName -Path $_ }

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @neovimQtPackageArgs
Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @neovimPackageArgs
Write-Debug "Install packages ended."

MergeApplicationDirectories "$toolsDir" "$toolsDir"
Write-Debug "Merge packages ended."

Push-Location "$toolsDir" 

$packageName = 'neovim'
$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

Get-ChildItem "$toolsDir\*.bat" | %{ Uninstall-BinFile -Name $_.BaseName -Path $_ }
@echo off

set VIM=%ChocolateyInstall%\lib\neovim\tools

%VIM%\neovim.exe %*

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Neovim 3760 Wednesday, May 31, 2023 Exempted
Neovim 0.10.0-beta 897 Friday, April 7, 2023 Exempted
Neovim 0.9.5 31582 Sunday, December 31, 2023 Approved
Neovim 0.9.4 16975 Monday, October 9, 2023 Approved
Neovim 0.9.2 8208 Thursday, September 7, 2023 Approved
Neovim 19894 Wednesday, May 31, 2023 Approved
Neovim 0.9.0 9446 Thursday, April 13, 2023 Approved
Neovim 0.9.0-beta 2114 Sunday, November 20, 2022 Exempted
Neovim 0.8.3 19762 Friday, February 3, 2023 Approved
Neovim 0.8.2 9289 Thursday, December 29, 2022 Approved
Neovim 0.8.1 9999 Wednesday, November 16, 2022 Approved
Neovim 0.8.0 12152 Friday, September 30, 2022 Approved
Neovim 0.7.3-beta 1924 Wednesday, June 29, 2022 Approved
Neovim 0.7.2 19140 Wednesday, June 29, 2022 Approved
Neovim 0.7.1-beta 1394 Friday, April 15, 2022 Approved
Neovim 0.7.0 14317 Saturday, April 16, 2022 Approved
Neovim 0.7.0-beta 2829 Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Approved
Neovim 0.6.1 22212 Sunday, January 2, 2022 Approved
Neovim 346 Thursday, November 25, 2021 Approved
Neovim 0.6.0 7782 Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Approved
Neovim 0.6.0-beta 7642 Friday, July 2, 2021 Approved
Neovim 0.5.1 13596 Thursday, October 7, 2021 Approved
Neovim 0.5.0 17750 Friday, July 2, 2021 Approved
Neovim 0.5.0-beta 16251 Friday, April 3, 2020 Approved
Neovim 119 Monday, January 18, 2021 Approved
Neovim 0.4.5-beta 159 Thursday, August 13, 2020 Exempted
Neovim 24294 Monday, January 18, 2021 Approved
Neovim 0.4.4 20453 Wednesday, September 9, 2020 Approved
Neovim 0.4.3 26633 Monday, November 18, 2019 Approved
Neovim 0.4.2 5402 Monday, September 16, 2019 Approved
Neovim 0.3.8 5567 Friday, July 5, 2019 Approved
Neovim 0.3.7 2202 Friday, June 14, 2019 Approved
Neovim 0.3.6 1319 Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Approved
Neovim 0.3.5 3652 Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Approved
Neovim 0.3.4 5813 Friday, February 1, 2019 Approved
Neovim 0.3.3 1556 Friday, January 18, 2019 Approved
Neovim 741 Friday, July 20, 2018 Approved
Neovim 0.3.2 1305 Saturday, January 5, 2019 Approved
Neovim 0.3.1 7632 Friday, July 20, 2018 Approved
Neovim 0.3.0 2391 Thursday, June 14, 2018 Approved
Neovim 0.3.0-beta 260 Thursday, June 14, 2018 Approved
Neovim 3494 Saturday, April 21, 2018 Approved
Neovim 828 Monday, April 16, 2018 Approved
Neovim 362 Saturday, April 21, 2018 Approved
Neovim 370 Monday, April 9, 2018 Approved
Neovim 0.2.2 7426 Thursday, November 30, 2017 Approved
Neovim 1455 Saturday, June 10, 2017 Exempted
Neovim 532 Monday, May 29, 2017 Exempted
Neovim 422 Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Exempted
Neovim 0.2.1 2461 Saturday, November 11, 2017 Approved
Neovim 7947 Saturday, June 10, 2017 Approved
Neovim 0.2.0 1805 Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Approved
Neovim - experimental 610 Friday, June 10, 2016 Exempted
Neovim - experimental 466 Thursday, June 2, 2016 Exempted
Neovim - experimental 499 Tuesday, May 31, 2016 Exempted
Neovim - experimental 405 Thursday, May 26, 2016 Exempted
Neovim - experimental 423 Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Exempted
Neovim - nightly build 476 Saturday, May 14, 2016 Exempted

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