999dd as a goto command before pasting/overwriting the entire contents from the clipboard. For some reason this is not working (at all) on a specific ubuntu machine.
Why would this not work be working? Is there a
vim setting required (or that should be removed) to get this going?
Note: I do realize that
:1,$d (go to command mode then do
1,$d) will also work. I'm just wondering about this difference in behavior.
Update I am seeing some extraneous text intermittently:
debug2: channel 0: window 994746 sent adjust 53830
That text is actually ending up dumped into the editor buffer. What is that all about?
OK i see this reference https://stackoverflow.com/questions/40987330/debug2-channel-x-window-number-sent-adjust-number-2
This message is the result of connecting to a machine using ssh with the -vv flag turned on. In my case I'd used -vv to diagnose why a client machine was rejecting my connection and had forgotten to close and reopen the session without debug flags after diagnosing the problem.
I am using an alias for connecting via ssh: must have that in there. I will remove it and see if it also fixes the original issue.