dotfiles VS NvChad

Compare dotfiles vs NvChad and see what are their differences.

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dotfiles NvChad
1 178
184 20,395
- 2.9%
0.0 0.0
about 2 years ago 3 days ago
Lua Lua
MIT License GNU General Public License v3.0 only
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Posts with mentions or reviews of dotfiles. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-02-08.


Posts with mentions or reviews of NvChad. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-11-14.
  • How to setup Neovim for Competitive Programming in C++
    2 projects | | 14 Nov 2023
    git clone $HOME\AppData\Local\nvim --depth 1 && nvim # if the above path doesnt work, try any of these paths : %LOCALAPPDATA%\nvim %USERPROFILE%AppDataLocal\nvim C:Users%USERNAME%AppDataLocal\nvim
  • How to get nvchad cheetsheet in custom config
    3 projects | /r/neovim | 13 Nov 2023
    line 1: you would have to copy it and remove all the nvchad keymaps and additionally reformat your keymaps to adopt this format. for example, if you copied the file in the link to lua/user/mappings.lua I believe you can just replace the first line with:
  • Tools to achieve a 10x developer workflow on Windows
    11 projects | | 8 Nov 2023
    I would suggest to start getting into vim by first trying out popular vim keybinding plugins available on your favorite code editor and get used to those first. Then, if you want to dive deeper into the power of Neovim, try out popular configs like LazyVim, LunarVim, NvChad... Taking Neovim from a mere text editor to a full-featured IDE with features like intellisense, debugging, testing, etc... on your own takes quite a lot of work and configuration.
  • Ansible-based dotfiles with fancy nvchad-based neovim + tmux setup
    4 projects | /r/dotfiles | 23 Oct 2023
    Neovim. Neovim config is based on NvChad. It follows all its guidelines and documentation adding tons of useful plugins on top, while still being "blazingly fast", thanks to lazy-loading.
  • How to Transform Vim to a Complete IDE?
    7 projects | | 19 Sep 2023
  • Need help on home manager neovim config
    2 projects | /r/NixOS | 11 Sep 2023
    With other programs using the home.file seems to work fine. Neovim seems more involved since I'm using lua and not init.vim. I've been using nvchad so I figure the simplest way would be to use home.file to just link the whole ./config/nvim directory containing my current files but that was a no go. When lazy tries to install things I get an error about read-only file system, which makes sense. I'm assuming this same issue will come up with mason. I'm guess I'll have to figure out how to install the lsp's and plugins through nix, but not sure how to do that.
  • LazyVim
    32 projects | | 16 Jul 2023
    NvChad[1]is the first vim/neovim config that worked for me for coding. What I also like in NvChad is that all my custom configs can be placed under a `custom` directory, leaving the provided config as is and easing upgrades of NvChad itself. This doesn't seem to be the case with LazyVim.


    32 projects | | 16 Jul 2023
    The last version [0] of nvChad seems using lazy.vim under the hood.


    32 projects | | 16 Jul 2023
  • Help with installing dotfiles
    2 projects | /r/NixOS | 4 Jul 2023
    then you should be able to reboot and have it work, unless it needs the secure-boot stuff. Then to install NvChad you just run git clone --depth 1 ~/.config/nvim

What are some alternatives?

When comparing dotfiles and NvChad you can also consider the following projects:

LunarVim - 🌙 LunarVim is an IDE layer for Neovim. Completely free and community driven.

AstroVim - AstroNvim is an aesthetic and feature-rich neovim config that is extensible and easy to use with a great set of plugins [Moved to:]

LazyVim - Neovim config for the lazy

AstroNvim - AstroNvim is an aesthetic and feature-rich neovim config that is extensible and easy to use with a great set of plugins

SpaceVim - A community-driven modular vim/neovim distribution - The ultimate vimrc

rust-tools.nvim - Tools for better development in rust using neovim's builtin lsp

my-lunarvim-config - My config for LunarVim

git-blame.nvim - Git Blame plugin for Neovim written in Lua

alpha-nvim - a lua powered greeter like vim-startify / dashboard-nvim

nvim-lspconfig - Quickstart configs for Nvim LSP

telescope-media-files.nvim - Telescope extension to preview media files using Ueberzug.

doom-nvim - A Neovim configuration for the advanced martian hacker [Moved to:]