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Downloads of v 0.6.0:


Last Update:

01 Dec 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Neovim contributors


vi vim gvim neovim text editor sublime atom emacs notepad


This is not the latest version of Neovim available.

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0.6.0 | Updated: 01 Dec 2021



Downloads of v 0.6.0:


Software Author(s):

  • Neovim contributors

Neovim 0.6.0

This is not the latest version of Neovim available.

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


To uninstall Neovim, 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="'0.6.0'" [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="'0.6.0'" 

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: '0.6.0'
    state: present

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  '0.6.0'

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

cChocoPackageInstaller neovim
    Name     = "neovim"
    Version  = "0.6.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

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

package { 'neovim':
  ensure   => '0.6.0',
  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.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 02 Dec 2021.


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.

Following HEAD

  • If you want to stay up to date with the latest development you can install neovim using the --pre option.
  • For example: choco install neovim --pre.
  • Which will get you the latest nightly builds for windows.

Package Parametes

  • /NoNeovimOnPath: Neovim binary folder will not be added to the path.
    • Optional parameter.
    • Default behavior is that Neovim binary will be added to the users path.
    • If this is used together with /NeovimOnPathForAll, this takes precedence and the path will not be modified.
    • Example: choco install neovim --params "/NoNeovimOnPath"
  • /NeovimOnPathForAll: Neovim binary folder will be added to the machine path.
    • Optional parameter.
    • Default behavior is that Neovim binary will be added only to the users path.
    • Example: choco install neovim --params "/NeovimOnPathForAll"

Note: To force the installation of x32 version, use the --x86 argument with choco install.

As of #16317 Win32 builds and releases were removed

# File:           chocolateybeforemodify.ps1
# Description:    Updating neovim
# Author:		    Reinaldo Molina
# Email:          rmolin88 at gmail dot com
# Revision:	    0.0.0
# Last Modified:  Fri Apr 20 2018 22:49
$packageName = "neovim"
$destDir = Join-Path $(Get-ToolsLocation) $packageName
Remove-Item $destDir -Force -Recurse

# Exit with the result of the last command
exit $?
# File:           chocolateyinstall.ps1
# Description:    Installation of Neovim
# Author:         Reinaldo Molina
# Email:          rmolin88 at gmail dot com
# Revision:       0.0.0
# Last Modified:  Fri Apr 20 2018 23:04

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; # stop on all errors

$packageName = 'neovim' # arbitrary name for the package, used in messages
$destDir     = Join-Path $(Get-ToolsLocation) $packageName
$url64       = 'https://github.com/neovim/neovim/releases/download/v0.6.0/nvim-win64.zip' # 64bit URL here (HTTPS preferred) or remove - if installer contains both (very rare), use $url
$bin         = $destDir + '\Neovim\bin'

# Get user provided paramaters
# Help here: https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/wiki/HelpersGetPackageParameters
$pp = Get-PackageParameters

$packageArgs = @{
    packageName   = $packageName
    unzipLocation = $destDir
    url64bit      = $url64
    softwareName  = 'neovim*' #part or all of the Display Name as you see it in Programs and Features. It should be enough to be unique
    checksum64    = 'd46a161a8e025f8a03a75b1181372f2712116e4edf566b2569cdcc4f371f80c4'
    checksumType64= 'sha256' #default is checksumType
    validExitCodes= @(0) #please insert other valid exit codes here

# https://chocolatey.org/docs/helpers-install-chocolatey-package
Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

# Adds neovim to the path if not present already
# Define option here and check at the same time
if ($pp['NoNeovimOnPath']) {
    Write-Output "Please note that Neovim binary folder will NOT be added to the path"
} elseif ($pp['NeovimOnPathForAll']) {
    Install-ChocolateyPath -PathToInstall $bin -PathType Machine
    Write-Output "Added Neovim binary folder to the machines's PATH variable"
} else {
    Install-ChocolateyPath -PathToInstall $bin
    Write-Output "Added Neovim binary folder to the user's PATH variable"

Write-Output "Please Consider donating https://github.com/sponsors/neovim"
Write-Output "Issues? Please visit https://github.com/neovim/neovim/wiki/Installing-Neovim"
# File:           chocolateyuninstall.ps1
# Description:    Uninstallation of neovim
# Author:		    Reinaldo Molina
# Email:          rmolin88 at gmail dot com
# Revision:	    0.0.0
# Last Modified:  Fri Apr 20 2018 22:50
$packageName= 'neovim' # arbitrary name for the package, used in messages
$destDir = Join-Path $(Get-ToolsLocation) $packageName
$bin         = $destDir + '\Neovim\bin'

Write-Output "Please manually remove `"$($bin)`" from the PATH environment variable if not installing neovim again."

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Neovim 3389 Wednesday, May 31, 2023 Exempted
Neovim 0.10.0-beta 891 Friday, April 7, 2023 Exempted
Neovim 0.9.5 31249 Sunday, December 31, 2023 Approved
Neovim 0.9.4 16944 Monday, October 9, 2023 Approved
Neovim 0.9.2 8197 Thursday, September 7, 2023 Approved
Neovim 19871 Wednesday, May 31, 2023 Approved
Neovim 0.9.0 9427 Thursday, April 13, 2023 Approved
Neovim 0.9.0-beta 2107 Sunday, November 20, 2022 Exempted
Neovim 0.8.3 19754 Friday, February 3, 2023 Approved
Neovim 0.8.2 9286 Thursday, December 29, 2022 Approved
Neovim 0.8.1 9994 Wednesday, November 16, 2022 Approved
Neovim 0.8.0 12144 Friday, September 30, 2022 Approved
Neovim 0.7.3-beta 1917 Wednesday, June 29, 2022 Approved
Neovim 0.7.2 19132 Wednesday, June 29, 2022 Approved
Neovim 0.7.1-beta 1389 Friday, April 15, 2022 Approved
Neovim 0.7.0 14310 Saturday, April 16, 2022 Approved
Neovim 0.7.0-beta 2825 Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Approved
Neovim 0.6.1 22207 Sunday, January 2, 2022 Approved
Neovim 343 Thursday, November 25, 2021 Approved
Neovim 0.6.0 7775 Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Approved
Neovim 0.6.0-beta 7635 Friday, July 2, 2021 Approved
Neovim 0.5.1 13591 Thursday, October 7, 2021 Approved
Neovim 0.5.0 17747 Friday, July 2, 2021 Approved
Neovim 0.5.0-beta 16248 Friday, April 3, 2020 Approved
Neovim 115 Monday, January 18, 2021 Approved
Neovim 0.4.5-beta 155 Thursday, August 13, 2020 Exempted
Neovim 24289 Monday, January 18, 2021 Approved
Neovim 0.4.4 20450 Wednesday, September 9, 2020 Approved
Neovim 0.4.3 26624 Monday, November 18, 2019 Approved
Neovim 0.4.2 5399 Monday, September 16, 2019 Approved
Neovim 0.3.8 5564 Friday, July 5, 2019 Approved
Neovim 0.3.7 2199 Friday, June 14, 2019 Approved
Neovim 0.3.6 1316 Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Approved
Neovim 0.3.5 3644 Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Approved
Neovim 0.3.4 5811 Friday, February 1, 2019 Approved
Neovim 0.3.3 1553 Friday, January 18, 2019 Approved
Neovim 736 Friday, July 20, 2018 Approved
Neovim 0.3.2 1303 Saturday, January 5, 2019 Approved
Neovim 0.3.1 7625 Friday, July 20, 2018 Approved
Neovim 0.3.0 2386 Thursday, June 14, 2018 Approved
Neovim 0.3.0-beta 255 Thursday, June 14, 2018 Approved
Neovim 3489 Saturday, April 21, 2018 Approved
Neovim 826 Monday, April 16, 2018 Approved
Neovim 360 Saturday, April 21, 2018 Approved
Neovim 366 Monday, April 9, 2018 Approved
Neovim 0.2.2 7421 Thursday, November 30, 2017 Approved
Neovim 1452 Saturday, June 10, 2017 Exempted
Neovim 527 Monday, May 29, 2017 Exempted
Neovim 418 Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Exempted
Neovim 0.2.1 2459 Saturday, November 11, 2017 Approved
Neovim 7944 Saturday, June 10, 2017 Approved
Neovim 0.2.0 1802 Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Approved
Neovim - experimental 607 Friday, June 10, 2016 Exempted
Neovim - experimental 461 Thursday, June 2, 2016 Exempted
Neovim - experimental 494 Tuesday, May 31, 2016 Exempted
Neovim - experimental 402 Thursday, May 26, 2016 Exempted
Neovim - experimental 417 Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Exempted
Neovim - nightly build 474 Saturday, May 14, 2016 Exempted

Release notes here.

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