Switching to Neovim

Decided to try neovim full time and here’s how I did so.

Previoulsly I was doing all my editing in a separate MacVim window with each file in its own buffer. This worked well, but I ended up with lots of buffers and it became harder to jump between files, especially files from multiple projects.

My plan with neovim is to stay within the terminal for all my editing. Neovim will just be a split pane in whatever tmux window I’m using for a particular project.

Here are the simple steps to install neovim with homebrew:

Tip: If you run neovim in tmux and there’s a long delay for your escape key, try escape-time to 0 in tmux. If it works, remember to add it to your ~/.tmux.conf.

set escape-time 0