I just installed neovim on a fresh Manjaro install and my ~/.config/nvim directory isn't being generated. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling and I still have the same issue. I also ran a search for init.vim and there was no file on my system, the only relevant file I could find was sysinit.vim in /usr/share/nvim. My $XDG_CONFIG_HOME is set to ~/.config. Can I just create a ~/.config/nvim directory that contains init.vim, or is there a directory I should copy to that location? Thanks.

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In short, yes. Just create ~/.config/nvim/init.vim and neovim will find it. Nothing magic happens; neovim simply looks for an init.vim file at that location.

(You can check all the files installed by a package with e.g. pacman -Ql neovim)

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