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I have recently installed vim8 from its source code. It is showing the following characters when opening vim with or without file:

$q q

Does it serve any specific purpose or I have made something unusual mistake while installations.

It is coming even on nerdtree directory structure at top.

Thanks for the helps

  • Could it be a side-effect of your vimrc file? Can we see it? – xhienne Aug 23 '17 at 11:49
  • No vimrc file. Only just installed vim-8.0.987 from source with python and python3.6 and lua support – Amarjeet Sharma Aug 23 '17 at 18:37
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It's either a bug in the latest source or an inadvertently exposed terminal incompatibility.

All of the following fixes work for me:

set t_SH=

or

if !empty($TERM_PROGRAM) && $TERM_PROGRAM == 'Apple_Terminal'
 set t_SH=
endif

or

autocmd VimEnter * redraw!

(Source)

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