I wanted to take a look into neovim coming from vim and my question is about the .vimrc/.viminfo as well as the .vim folder. Preferably I would like to use fresh instances of these.

Do I have to create them by myself or will neovim create them? I don't want to link them together and like the idea of a reset.

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Neovim dosn't use .vimrc/.viminfo as well as the .vim folder.

For Neovim:

  • Use $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/nvim/init.vim instead of .vimrc for storing configuration.
  • Use $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/nvim instead of .vim to store configuration files.
  • Use $XDG_DATA_HOME/shada/main.shada instead of .viminfo for
    persistent session information.

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