Neovim for Beginners — init.lua

Let’s start our journey to customize Neovim.

5 min readDec 27, 2021
Neovim for Beginners — init.lua

Let’s configure Neovim using aninit.lua file.

This article is part of the Neovim for Beginners series.

We are going to

  • Create an isolated configuration environment for Neovim by leveraging the XDC_CONFIG_HOME and XDG_DATA_HOME variables (:h xdg).
  • Using packer.nvim as the plugin manager to install plugins.
  • Configure a color scheme, startup screen, and Git.
  • Configure basic default values by using the runtimepath (:h rtp).
  • Configure a ftplugin for Lua files (:h ftplugin).

Check out the Modern Neovim series to configure a modern personalized development environment (PDE) with Neovim using the lazy.nvim plugin manager.

Table of Content

· Isolated Neovim Configuration Environment
Folder Structure
· init.lua
· plugins.lua
· Lua-based Configuration
Startup Screen
· Default Settings
· File Type Plugin for Lua
· Uninstallation
· Start nvb in a New Terminal
· References




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