Repost from stackoverflow after suggestion
I am trying to move from vim to neovim. I have a strange problem.
I have, in my .bashrc, exported $VIMINIT to
.config/vim/vimrc so that vim files like
.viminfo are not polluting my home folder. This trick was suggested in stackoverflow and if I remember correctly, it was only thing that actually removed all
.vim* files out of my home directory.
But neovim also seems to give priority to $VIMINIT over its own config folder. I cloned lunarvim as .config/nvim and upon launching neovim, it wasn't using it. Only after I commented out the export statement from my bashrc file, it detected its config folder.
I don't want to remove my well tested vim setup without getting comfortable with neovim first. What is a safe and appropriate way to separate neovim and vim? I want to have .config/vim and .config/nvim as config location for settings and generated junks respectively and not have any related dotfiles in home folder.
Update: Based on @martin-tournoij suggestion, currently this is setting in my viminit proxy file
let g:nvim_path='~/dotfiles/editors/nvim' let g:vim_path='~/.config/vim' if has('nvim') " let g:runtimepath += '~/.config/nvim/' execute 'set runtimepath+=' . g:nvim_path execute 'set packpath+=' . g:nvim_path . '/plugins' execute 'source '. g:nvim_path . '/init.lua' finish else execute 'source '. g:vim_path . '/vimrc' finish endif
Any suggestion to improve this?