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Abstract, The NeoVim configuration to achieve the power of Modern IDE



  • Project based config loading ( you can define configs in .__nvim__.lua file in the root of your working project so that you don't have to change config everytime you work on new/seperate project )
  • Your own custom configs and Mappings (if you don't like Abstract's default config/mapping, you can change/override it on override_defalut.lua OR ~/.__nvim__.lua file )
  • Separate config file for each plugins each plugin has their own config file which is defined in lua/plugins directory
  • Easily Disable plugin Abstract's using packer as plugin manager. conmmenting out config option from plugin options in packer config file will disable that plugin
  • Easy Installation install Abstract with single command

Getting Started

Abstract can be installed by just runing a script.


  • neovim v0.7


single command to install Abstract

python <(curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Abstract-IDE/Abstract/main/setup.py)

or if you want to install it by cloning

git clone https://github.com/Abstract-IDE/Abstract
cd Abstract
python setup.py

pass --delete 1 as an argument if you don't want to keep .git, README.md, LICENSE and setup.py file. Example:

python <(curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Abstract-IDE/Abstract/main/setup.py) --delete 1

NOTE1: it could take some time depending on you connection (it's going to install plugins and some LSs). So, be patient and follow the output throw by setup.py script NOTE2: only some LSs are going to be installed. for more, install with LspInstall for example: to install C/C++'s LS :LspInstall clangd


every one has their own favourite configs and keybindings. Abstract try its best to provide likable configs and mapping. so in case you don't like to use mapping or configs by Abstract, you can change it in override_defalut.lua file.

Project Stracture

├── extra/
│   └── snippets/                  / custom defined snippets
│   ...
├── init.lua                       / load/source configs | heart of Abstract
├── lua/
│   ├── autocmd.lua                / auto command configs 
│   ├── configs.lua                / configs that's don't depends on plugins
│   ├── mappings.lua               / mappings that don't depends on plugins
│   ├── packer_nvim.lua            / manage plugins
│   ├── customs/
│   │   ├── override_defalut.lua   / configs to override defined config
│   │   └── abstractline.lua         / i am working on it. btw it's a status line
│   └── plugins/                   / dir containing configs for plugins. each plugin has it's own config and can be locaed through init.lua file
│   ...
├── plugin/                        / auto-created by plugin manager
└── setup.py                       / python-script to install/update Abstract


you can change Leader key in init.lua file

Keys Functions
; leader key
tm show all mappings (it will show mapping in telescope)
<C-p> Find files from current file's project
<C-f> show all files from current working directory
tt Launch Telescope without any argument
<Leader>q close buffer
<C-s> save file
<C-h> scroll window horizontally (left)
<C-l> scroll window horizontally (right)
?? clear Search Results
<M-q> (M=Alt) close all other windows but leave current buffers open.
K move selected line(s) up
J move selected line(s) down


Distributed under the MIT License.


screenshot_lua screenshot_pythonlsp screenshot_running_c screenshot_telescode screenshot_lua screenshot_codeaction


  • add installer(setup.py) support for Windows OS
  • write a decent documentation

Known Bugs

  • there is no known bugs yet. Please open the issue if you find one.

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