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Quickstart Vim/Neovim

Quickstart with Vim/Nvim

Make sure you have installed DevPod on your system.

Add a Provider

Add a provider via 'Providers' > '+ Add'. Select a provider and select 'Continue'.

DevPod Flow
Select Provider

After selecting a provider, fill out the options (if necessary) and click on 'Add Provider'

DevPod Flow
Add Provider

Start a Workspace with Vim/Neovim

Navigate to 'Workspaces' > '+ Create'. Enter your project url or choose one of the quickstart examples.

DevPod Flow
Create Workspace

Make sure to select 'None' under 'Default IDE'

DevPod Flow
Select IDE

Then press 'Create Workspace'.

DevPod Flow
Create Workspace

A new window appears showing DevPod starting the workspace. After the workspace was created, you have a two options to start coding in vim:


Vim/Neovim allow you to edit remote files using Netrw. You can connect it either from within vim :e scp://[user@]machine[[:#]port]/path or by starting vim with vim scp://[user@]machine[[:#]port]/path. When you open the workspace, the DevPod logs give you the user/machine combination you'll need to connect to the workspace, usually in the format of WORKSPACE_NAME.devpod

Spinning up your vim config in the workspace

Since DevPods target environment is a docker container, you can also ssh into it and install your vim/neovim configuration like you would on any new machine. To connect to the workspace, run the command DevPod gives you after starting the workspace, usually ssh WORKSPACE_NAME.devpod.