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The chadrc.lua file in our custom folder contains information about where NvChad should look for additional configurations and personal plugins.

Special attention must be paid to the file hierarchy, as there may be multiple files with the same name (see init.lua) but in different locations. The location is what determines the order in which the files are included in the configuration. That order is core -> custom -> plugins.

The contents of the chadrc.lua file are as follows:

local M = {}
local override = require("custom.override")

M.ui = {
    theme = "everforest",
    theme_toggle = { "everforest", "everforest_light" },

M.mappings = require("custom.mappings")

M.plugins = {
  user = require("custom.plugins"),
  override = {
    ["kyazdani42/nvim-tree.lua"] = override.nvimtree,
    ["nvim-treesitter/nvim-treesitter"] = override.treesitter,
    ["lukas-reineke/indent-blankline.nvim"] = override.blankline,

return M

The first call you encounter refers to the inclusion of our custom/override.lua file containing the custom settings for the plugins in the override table defined in M.plugins.

In particular, the customizations refer to the state of the files in a Git repository (if you are working with one), the automatic installation of treesitter parsers, and the exclusion of the reference lines of nested routines and commands. This functionality in writing documentation in Markdown is not that important.

If you want to have this functionality as well, just remove the line:

["lukas-reineke/indent-blankline.nvim"] = override.blankline,

And perform a SHIFT + :PackerSync from NORMAL mode in the editor.

Then follows the configuration of the default theme with its clear variant, followed by the require call of the custom/mapping.lua file that contains the custom commands.

Finally, we find settings that call up personal configuration files (contained in custom/plugins) that will replace the default settings.

So we can say that the chadrc.lua file is the file that takes care of some aspects of the UI, and more importantly, the inclusion of our files in the NvChad configuration.

Senast uppdaterad: 5 september 2022

Author: Franco Colussi

Contributors: Steven Spencer