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Downloads of v 0.8.2:


Last Update:

29 Dec 2022

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Neovim contributors


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This is not the latest version of Neovim available.

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0.8.2 | Updated: 29 Dec 2022



Downloads of v 0.8.2:


Software Author(s):

  • Neovim contributors

Neovim 0.8.2

This is not the latest version of Neovim available.

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Some Checks Are Exempted or Have Failed

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Exemption for this package version only:

Email validation is picking up what is in the iconUrl.

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Resulted in Flagged as a Note:

At least one file within this package has greater than 0 detections, but less than 5

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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

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 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="'0.8.2'" [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="'0.8.2'" 

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: '0.8.2'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'neovim' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '0.8.2'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller neovim
    Name     = "neovim"
    Version  = "0.8.2"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'neovim':
  ensure   => '0.8.2',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved by moderator TheCakeIsNaOH on 31 Dec 2022.


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:           chocolateyinstall.ps1
# Description:    Installation of Neovim

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

$packageName = 'neovim' # arbitrary name for the package, used in messages
$destDir     = Join-Path $(Get-ToolsLocation) $packageName
$url64       = '' # 64bit URL here (HTTPS preferred) or remove - if installer contains both (very rare), use $url
$bin         = $destDir + '\nvim-win64\bin'

# Get user provided paramaters
# Help here:
$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    = 'e2d53c6fd4a3caefbff47765d63d1640a5a134de46623ed8e3f9bf547791c26f'
    checksumType64= 'sha256' #default is checksumType
    validExitCodes= @(0) #please insert other valid exit codes here

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 $bin -PathType Machine
    Write-Output "==> Added Neovim binary folder ('$bin') to the machines's PATH variable"
    Write-Output "==> - Please refresh/restart terminal for changes to have effect"
} else {
    Install-ChocolateyPath -PathToInstall $bin
    Write-Output "==> Added Neovim binary folder ('$bin') to the user's PATH variable"
    Write-Output "==> - Please refresh/restart terminal for changes to have effect"

Write-Output "==> Please Consider donating"
Write-Output "==> Issues? Please visit"
# File:           chocolateybeforemodify.ps1
# Description:    Updating neovim

$packageName = "neovim"
$destDir = Join-Path $(Get-ToolsLocation) $packageName
Remove-Item $destDir -Force -Recurse

# Exit with the result of the last command
exit $?
# File:           chocolateyuninstall.ps1
# Description:    Uninstallation of neovim

$packageName= 'neovim' # arbitrary name for the package, used in messages
$destDir = Join-Path $(Get-ToolsLocation) $packageName
$bin         = $destDir + '\nvim-win64\bin'

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

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 0.9.0-beta 1897 Sunday, November 20, 2022 Exempted
Neovim 0.8.2 9188 Thursday, December 29, 2022 Approved
Neovim 0.8.1 9896 Wednesday, November 16, 2022 Approved
Neovim 0.8.0 12006 Friday, September 30, 2022 Approved
Neovim 0.7.3-beta 1878 Wednesday, June 29, 2022 Approved
Neovim 0.7.2 19003 Wednesday, June 29, 2022 Approved
Neovim 0.7.1-beta 1358 Friday, April 15, 2022 Approved
Neovim 0.7.0 14228 Saturday, April 16, 2022 Approved
Neovim 0.7.0-beta 2798 Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Approved
Neovim 0.6.1 22129 Sunday, January 2, 2022 Approved
Neovim 310 Thursday, November 25, 2021 Approved
Neovim 0.6.0 7736 Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Approved
Neovim 0.6.0-beta 7609 Friday, July 2, 2021 Approved
Neovim 0.5.1 13544 Thursday, October 7, 2021 Approved
Neovim 0.5.0 17699 Friday, July 2, 2021 Approved
Neovim 0.5.0-beta 16180 Friday, April 3, 2020 Approved
Neovim 82 Monday, January 18, 2021 Approved
Neovim 0.4.5-beta 117 Thursday, August 13, 2020 Exempted
Neovim 24247 Monday, January 18, 2021 Approved
Neovim 0.4.4 20405 Wednesday, September 9, 2020 Approved
Neovim 0.4.3 26560 Monday, November 18, 2019 Approved
Neovim 0.4.2 5349 Monday, September 16, 2019 Approved
Neovim 0.3.8 5510 Friday, July 5, 2019 Approved
Neovim 0.3.7 2154 Friday, June 14, 2019 Approved
Neovim 0.3.6 1278 Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Approved
Neovim 0.3.5 3608 Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Approved
Neovim 0.3.4 5771 Friday, February 1, 2019 Approved
Neovim 0.3.3 1492 Friday, January 18, 2019 Approved
Neovim 689 Friday, July 20, 2018 Approved
Neovim 0.3.2 1266 Saturday, January 5, 2019 Approved
Neovim 0.3.1 7586 Friday, July 20, 2018 Approved
Neovim 0.3.0 2348 Thursday, June 14, 2018 Approved
Neovim 0.3.0-beta 220 Thursday, June 14, 2018 Approved
Neovim 3455 Saturday, April 21, 2018 Approved
Neovim 791 Monday, April 16, 2018 Approved
Neovim 322 Saturday, April 21, 2018 Approved
Neovim 333 Monday, April 9, 2018 Approved
Neovim 0.2.2 7374 Thursday, November 30, 2017 Approved
Neovim 1412 Saturday, June 10, 2017 Exempted
Neovim 491 Monday, May 29, 2017 Exempted
Neovim 383 Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Exempted
Neovim 0.2.1 2418 Saturday, November 11, 2017 Approved
Neovim 7907 Saturday, June 10, 2017 Approved
Neovim 0.2.0 1745 Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Approved
Neovim - experimental 573 Friday, June 10, 2016 Exempted
Neovim - experimental 415 Thursday, June 2, 2016 Exempted
Neovim - experimental 458 Tuesday, May 31, 2016 Exempted
Neovim - experimental 360 Thursday, May 26, 2016 Exempted
Neovim - experimental 380 Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Exempted
Neovim - nightly build 434 Saturday, May 14, 2016 Exempted

Release notes here.

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