Neovim app image

Updated: 15 October 2023

How to install Neovim, from the App Image, on Ubuntu.

  1. Pick a stable release
  2. Download the nvim.appimage asset.
  3. Run chmod u+x nvim.appimage to make the nvim.appimage file executable.
  4. Start the neovim editor with ./nvim.appimage.
  5. If your system indicates that FUSE is missing, it can be installed (for Ubuntu >= 22.04) with sudo apt install libfuse2
  6. Rename the executable and put it in a location on your PATH e.g. mv nvim.appimage /home/chris/.local/bin/nvim
  7. Now start the neovim editor with nvim