Sometimes when I paste (via cmd+v) some text into neovim, it inserts <Paste> at the bottom, i.e:

was pasted and
I got some bonus letters

I can't figure where this text comes from and googling it is impossible because I can't search for the actual tag, it just shows results for anything including "paste" and "inserts text" which is pretty common when talking about copy-paste...

Often it leaves me in PASTE mode afterwards too, which might be a clue.

I'm on OS X, iTerm2 with I guess the default pbcopy/pbpaste providers, perhaps its a bug with them?

  • Ive never seen this happen in terminal vim, and i use pbcopy/paste all the time (via r !, ”*, and literal Command-V in paste mode). Probably specific to neovim/iterm
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Feb 12, 2019 at 14:20

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This is a known issue with Neovim.

The suggested workaround until the problem is fixed is

au InsertLeave * set nopaste

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