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A minimal typescript-language-server integration plugin to set up the language server via nvim-lspconfig and add commands for convenience. Written in TypeScript and transpiled to Lua using TypeScriptToLua.

This plugin is in beta status. It's stable enough for daily use, but breaking changes are possible.

Requires Neovim 0.7.


Install the plugin with your favorite plugin manager, then add require("typescript").setup() to your config. This will set up the plugin and typescript-language-server with default settings.

The following example shows all available options and their defaults:

    disable_commands = false, -- prevent the plugin from creating Vim commands
    debug = false, -- enable debug logging for commands
    go_to_source_definition = {
        fallback = true, -- fall back to standard LSP definition on failure
    server = { -- pass options to lspconfig's setup method
        on_attach = ...,

Note that command-specific configuration affects Vim commands, not the Lua API.

Important: if you have require("lspconfig").tsserver.setup({}) anywhere in your config, make sure to remove it and pass any options you were using under the server key. lspconfig doesn't allow more than one setup call, so your config will not work as expected.



The plugin exposes Vim commands as well as a Lua API. Vim commands are buffer-local, so you'll have access to them once tsserver has attached.

The following commands are async by default, but you can make them run synchronously by adding a ! to Vim commands or passing { sync = true } to Lua commands.

  • Add missing imports: :TypescriptAddMissingImports / require("typescript").actions.addMissingImports()

  • Organize imports: :TypescriptOrganizeImports / require("typescript").actions.organizeImports()

  • Remove unused variables: :TypescriptRemoveUnused / require("typescript").actions.removeUnused()

  • Fix all: :TypescriptFixAll / require("typescript").actions.fixAll()

    Despite the name, this command fixes a handful of specific issues, most notably non-async functions that use await and unreachable code.

  • Rename file: :TypescriptRenameFile / require("typescript").renameFile(source, target)

    This command is always asynchronous. The Vim command will always operate on the current buffer and prompt for a rename target, while the Lua version requires specifying the full path to a source and target.

  • Go to source definition: :TypescriptGoToSourceDefinition / require("typescript").goToSourceDefinition(winnr, opts)

    TypeScript 4.7 contains support for a new experimental editor command called Go To Source Definition. It’s similar to Go To Definition, but it never returns results inside declaration files. Instead, it tries to find corresponding implementation files (like .js or .ts files), and find definitions there — even if those files are normally shadowed by .d.ts files.

    The command requires a position and derives it from the current window when using the Vim command or from the given winnr when using the Lua API.

    opts is a table containing the following options:

    • fallback: determines whether to fall back to a standard LSP definition request when the server fails to find a source definition.


The plugin defines handlers for off-spec methods that are not otherwise supported by Neovim.

  • _typescript.rename: invoked after certain code actions (e.g. when extracting a function to local / global scope).

Other Plugins Integration


You can add all available commands to the lsp code actions via null-ls. The commands will always show when you open the code actions for file types *.ts, *.tsx, .*js, and .*jsx.

List of commands shown in code actions

  • Add Missing Imports
  • Fix All
  • Organize Imports
  • Remove Unused
  sources = {

Not yet implemented

Will not support

  • Anything not supported by typescript-language-server itself


  1. Clone the repo and run npm install.
  2. Change or add TypeScript source files under the src/ directory.
  3. Test your changes locally with npm run dev.
  4. Build your changes before committing with npm run build.

Integration tests are in Lua and depend on plenary.nvim. Run make test from the root of the repo.


Thanks to everyone who sponsors my projects and makes continued development / maintenance possible!