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  use 'williamboman/nvim-lsp-installer'


require "paq" { 

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Companion plugin for nvim-lspconfig that allows you to seamlessly install LSP servers locally (inside :echo stdpath("data")).

On top of just providing commands for installing & uninstalling LSP servers, it:

  • provides a graphical UI
  • optimized for blazing fast startup times
  • supports installing custom versions of LSP servers (for example :LspInstall rust_analyzer@nightly)
  • common install tasks are abstracted behind composable Lua APIs (has direct integration with libuv via vim.loop)
  • minimum requirements are relaxed by attempting multiple different utilities (for example, only one of wget, curl, or Invoke-WebRequest is required for HTTP requests)
  • full support for Windows


Requires neovim >= 0.5.0 and nvim-lspconfig. The full requirements to install all servers are:

  • For Unix systems: bash(1), git(1), curl(1) or wget(1), unzip(1), tar(1), gzip(1)
  • For Windows systems: powershell, git, tar, and 7zip or peazip or archiver or winzip
  • Node.js (LTS) & npm
  • Python3 & pip3
  • go
  • javac
  • Ruby & gem


use {


Plug 'neovim/nvim-lspconfig'
Plug 'williamboman/nvim-lsp-installer'



  • :LspInstallInfo - opens a graphical overview of your language servers
  • :LspInstall [--sync] <server> ... - installs/reinstalls language servers. Runs in a blocking fashion if the --sync argument is passed (only recommended for scripting purposes).
  • :LspUninstall [--sync] <server> ... - uninstalls language servers. Runs in a blocking fashion if the --sync argument is passed (only recommended for scripting purposes).
  • :LspUninstallAll [--no-confirm] - uninstalls all language servers
  • :LspInstallLog - opens the log file in a new tab window
  • :LspPrintInstalled - prints all installed language servers


local lsp_installer = require("nvim-lsp-installer")

-- Register a handler that will be called for all installed servers.
-- Alternatively, you may also register handlers on specific server instances instead (see example below).
    local opts = {}

    -- (optional) Customize the options passed to the server
    -- if server.name == "tsserver" then
    --     opts.root_dir = function() ... end
    -- end

    -- This setup() function is exactly the same as lspconfig's setup function.
    -- Refer to https://github.com/neovim/nvim-lspconfig/blob/master/doc/server_configurations.md

For more advanced use cases you may also interact with more APIs nvim-lsp-installer has to offer, for example the following (refer to :help nvim-lsp-installer for more docs).

local lsp_installer_servers = require'nvim-lsp-installer.servers'

local server_available, requested_server = lsp_installer_servers.get_server("rust_analyzer")
if server_available then
    requested_server:on_ready(function ()
        local opts = {}
    if not requested_server:is_installed() then
        -- Queue the server to be installed


You can configure certain behavior of nvim-lsp-installer by calling the .settings() function.

Make sure to provide your settings before any other interactions with nvim-lsp-installer!

Refer to the default configuration for all available settings.


local lsp_installer = require("nvim-lsp-installer")

    ui = {
        icons = {
            server_installed = "✓",
            server_pending = "➜",
            server_uninstalled = "✗"

Available LSPs

Language Server name
Angular angularls
Ansible ansiblels
Bash bashls
Bicep bicep
C# csharpls
C# omnisharp
C++ clangd
CMake cmake
CSS cssls
Clojure clojure_lsp
CodeQL codeqlls
Dart dartls
Deno denols
Diagnostic (general purpose server) diagnosticls
Dlang serve_d
Docker dockerls
Dot dotls
EFM (general purpose server) efm
ESLint (docs) eslint
Elixir elixirls
Elm elmls
Ember ember
Emmet emmet_ls
Erlang erlangls
F# fsautocomplete
Fortran fortls
Go gopls
GraphQL graphql
Groovy groovyls
HTML html
Haskell hls
JSON jsonls
Java jdtls
Jsonnet jsonnet_ls
Kotlin kotlin_language_server
LaTeX ltex
LaTeX texlab
Lua sumneko_lua
OCaml ocamlls
PHP intelephense
PHP phpactor
Powershell powershell_es
Prisma prismals
Puppet puppet
PureScript purescriptls
Python jedi_language_server
Python pylsp
Python pyright
ReScript rescriptls
Rome rome
Ruby solargraph
Rust rust_analyzer
SQL sqlls
SQL sqls
Solang Solidity solang
Sorbet sorbet
Sphinx esbonio
Stylelint stylelint_lsp
Svelte svelte
Tailwind CSS tailwindcss
Terraform terraformls
Terraform (docs) tflint
TypeScript (docs) tsserver
Vala vala_ls
VimL vimls
Vue volar
Vue vuels
XML lemminx
YAML yamlls
Zig zls

Custom servers

You can create your own installers by using the same APIs nvim-lsp-installer itself uses. Refer to CUSTOM_SERVERS.md for more information.

Illustrations in the logo are derived from @Kaligule's "Robots" collection.


  • Command (and corresponding Lua API) to update outdated servers (e.g., :LspUpdate {server})
  • More helpful metadata displayed in the UI window
  • Cross-platform CI for all server installers

Default configuration

    ui = {
        icons = {
            -- The list icon to use for installed servers.
            server_installed = "◍",
            -- The list icon to use for servers that are pending installation.
            server_pending = "◍",
            -- The list icon to use for servers that are not installed.
            server_uninstalled = "◍",
        keymaps = {
            -- Keymap to expand a server in the UI
            toggle_server_expand = "<CR>",
            -- Keymap to install a server
            install_server = "i",
            -- Keymap to reinstall/update a server
            update_server = "u",
            -- Keymap to uninstall a server
            uninstall_server = "X",

    -- The directory in which to install all servers.
    install_root_dir = path.concat { vim.fn.stdpath "data", "lsp_servers" },

    pip = {
        -- These args will be added to `pip install` calls. Note that setting extra args might impact intended behavior
        -- and is not recommended.
        -- Example: { "--proxy", "https://proxyserver" }
        install_args = {},

    -- Controls to which degree logs are written to the log file. It's useful to set this to vim.log.levels.DEBUG when
    -- debugging issues with server installations.
    log_level = vim.log.levels.INFO,

    -- Limit for the maximum amount of servers to be installed at the same time. Once this limit is reached, any further
    -- servers that are requested to be installed will be put in a queue.
    max_concurrent_installers = 4,