I am installing LunarVim on Windows using the official docs available at: https://www.lunarvim.org/docs/installation

I run:

bash <(curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/lunarvim/lunarvim/master/utils/installer/install.sh)

in Admin PowerShell but it gives me an error:

The '<' operator is reserved for future use in PowerShell

and the installation doesn't proceed.

I have neovim installed but I don't think that has anything to do with this.

Any way to fix this?

Update: lunarvim.org now has separate Linux/MacOS and Windows versions of the installation command that you can check out on the link attached in my question.

1 Answer 1


I believe the instruction you followed are for a Unix shell.

I didn't install it myself but I believe you have to download and run the following powershell script on Windows: install.ps1

In a powershell prompt you can run:

iwr -useb https://raw.githubusercontent.com/LunarVim/LunarVim/master/utils/installer/install.ps1 | ni install.ps1

powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted .\install.ps1
  • I have selected iwr that vim-plug selected. I suppose it available by default on Windows powershell Oct 22, 2022 at 13:53
  • Sort of. iwr should be aliased to Invoke-Webrequest. But I can't verify the correctness of that command as I have never used it. Can't even say if the alias is guaranteed to be available (in any case, the full name of the cmdlet is preferable, but no need to get puritanical about a SE answer).
    – 3N4N
    Oct 22, 2022 at 13:58
  • You are right, this was the case. Sadly, LunarVim (on the site docs) only has 1 Installation section without bifurcating Windows, Mac, and Linux devices. Thanks for the answer. Oct 22, 2022 at 14:36
  • You are Welcome :-) Thanks for the feedback. Oct 22, 2022 at 14:39

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