I'm trying to get Neovim to work in Git bash. When I type nvim in cmd, everything works as expected and it opens Neovim, when I do the same in the Git bash, the whole editor just turns blank until I CTRL+C out of it. I suppose that there might be some pathing problem, but I'm not sure. I attached some images as well.

I've tried to add the path to Neovim in gitconfig in the Git folder and in the home folder as well.

which nvim gives: /c/Program Files/Neovim/bin/nvim

image1 - Gitbash

image2 - Gitbash

Cmd - works


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Got it working and found two solutions.

  1. Reinstall bash and set Neovim as a default editor during the installation (Git has a test feature to make sure your editor is working even during installation)
  2. in $home find .gitconfig and add the path to your editor, but use two escapes \\ when there is space, e.g. C:/Program\\ Files/...
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    I think the issue has to do with tty. I'm experiencing the same issue but reinstalling git bash doesn't seem to work. However, running winpty nvim does
    – CervEd
    Mar 7, 2021 at 15:42
  • I experienced the same issue and made an alias for nvim wrapping 'winpty nvim', and it works on my Git for Windows installation. Many thanks! Jun 22 at 0:12

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