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Auto configurations for Language Server for vim-lsp


Language Servers is not easy to install. Visual Studio Code provide easy way to install/update Language Server and Language Server Client. This plugin provide same feature on Vim.

Installation instruction

For vim-plug plugin manager:

Plug 'prabirshrestha/async.vim'
Plug 'prabirshrestha/vim-lsp'
Plug 'mattn/vim-lsp-settings'

You need to install both vim-lsp and its accompanying plugins and vim-lsp-settings.

If you want to use autocompletion plugin, you can use followings.


Plug 'prabirshrestha/asyncomplete.vim'
Plug 'prabirshrestha/asyncomplete-lsp.vim'


Plug 'Shougo/deoplete.nvim'
Plug 'lighttiger2505/deoplete-vim-lsp'


If you use plugin manager that is merging plugins (ex. dein), Please setting stop merging work(ex. dein / merged = 0) or set g:lsp_settings_servers_dir option to a different directory from the vim-lsp's default.


vim-lsp-settings install Language Servers into:





If you define $XDG_DATA_HOME:


You can change the directory to install servers by set g:lsp_settings_servers_dir option in full path.


While editing a file with a supported filetype:


To uninstall server:


Because no way to update server, please run :LspInstallServer again, newer version will be installed.

Supported Languages

Language Language Server Local Install
C/C++ clangd Yes
C# omnisharp Yes
Clojure clojure-lsp Yes
TypeScript typescript-language-server Yes
TypeScript eslint-language-server Yes
JavaScript typescript-language-server Yes
JavaScript javascript-typescript-stdio Yes
JavaScript eslint-language-server Yes
Python pyls Yes
Python pyls-ms (Microsoft Version) Yes
Rust rls No
Go gopls Yes
Go golangci-lint-langserver Yes
Ruby solargraph Yes
PHP intelephense Yes
Java eclipse-jdt-ls Yes
Lua emmylua-ls Yes
Vim vim-language-server Yes
Bash bash-language-server Yes
Terraform terraform-lsp Yes
Dockerfile dockerfile-language-server-nodejs Yes
YAML yaml-language-server Yes
XML lemminx Yes
Fortran fortls Yes
Scala Metals Yes
Elm elm-language-server Yes
JSON json-languageserver Yes
Swift sourcekit-lsp No
COBOL cobol-language-support Yes
Reason reason-language-server Yes
TeX texlab Yes
TeX digestif No
Nim nimls No
D dls No
Elixir elixir-ls Yes
Groovy groovy-language-server Yes
Dart analysis-server-dart-snapshot Yes
Erlang erlang-ls Yes
F# fsharp-language-server Yes
GraphQL gql-language-server Yes
Vue vue-language-server Yes
SQL sql-language-server Yes
Lisp cl-lsp No
Kotlin kotlin-language-server Yes
R languageserver No
SystemVerilog svls Yes
Apex/VisualForce apex-jorje-lsp Yes
* efm-langserver Yes


clangd (C/C++)

There is a Linux OS/version that does not run locally installed clangd due to zlib version mismatch. If you want to use clangd, please install clangd on your system.

rls (Rust)

If you install rls already, you can use rls without configurations. But if you not installed rls yet, you can install it by following this instruction.

gql-language-server (GraphQL)

To use gql-language-server, .gqlconfig have to be located on the top of project directory. And schema must be pointed to the schema file correctly.

  schema: {
    files: 'path/to/schema.graphql'

Finally, you have to install @playlyfe/gql into your project.

$ npm install @playlyfe/gql --save-dev

dart analysis server (Dart)

If you have a separate existing installation of the dart analysis server and want it to be used, it must either exist in your path, or you must specify its location. See 'Configurations' below.


Most of configurations are not required.

If you install clangd already, you can use clangd for C/C++ without configurations. But if you install clang with named clangd-6.0, you can replace executable like below:

let g:lsp_settings = {
\  'clangd': {'cmd': ['clangd-6.0']},
\  'efm-langserver': {'disabled': v:false}

Or put .vim-lsp-settings/settings.json on your project root directory.

  "clangd": {
    "cmd": ["clangd-6.0"]
  "efm-langserver": {
    "disabled": false

If you already have the dart analysis server installed but it is not in your path, you can still configure the settings to use it. Use the vimscript below to change the command to start the server. Note the command has three parts: the path to your 'dart' executable, the path to your 'analysis_server.dart.snapshot', and the '--lsp' flag.

let g:lsp_settings = {
    \ 'analysis_server.dart.snapshot': {
    \     'cmd': [
    \         '/path/to/your/dart-sdk/bin/dart',
    \         '/path/to/your/dart-sdk/bin/bin/snapshots/analysis_server.dart.snapshot',
    \         '--lsp'
    \     ],
    \ },
\ }

To edit project local settings.json, do :LspSettingsLocalEdit.

Overridable keys are:

  • cmd (List ex: ['clangd-6.0', '-enable-snippets'])
  • initialization_options (Dictionary)
  • whitelist (List)
  • blacklist (List)
  • config (Dictionary)
  • workspace_config (Dictionary)
  • disabled (Boolean)
  • root_uri (String)
  • root_uri_patterns (List)
  • semantic_highlight (Dictionary)

If you install ruby but not solargraph, you can install solargraph with following command.

If you have some Language Servers and want to use specified the server:

let g:lsp_settings_filetype_perl = 'slp'
let g:lsp_settings_filetype_typescript = ['typescript-language-server', 'eslint-language-server']

When the servers are specifed in a list, these will be started at all.

If you want to disable Language Server:

let g:lsp_settings = {
\  'perl-languageserver': {
\    'disabled': 1,
\   }




Yasuhiro Matsumoto (a.k.a. mattn)

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