Installing via brew does not recreate ~/.config/nvim

I’m having some issues getting neovim set up on a new machine. I was using spacevim for a moment but wanted to start anew, so I deleted .config/nvim/ completely and then reinstalled neovim by brew. I even used the --force flag to overwrite / recreate prior files.

However, I’m still not seeing the config directory being recreated. I can also confirm that the XDG_ env variable is not set to put the config elsewhere.

Am I missing something?

I don’t think it is supposed to create the config file for you. if it did, it would be completely empty anyway.