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Every time I launch vim I have this in clipboard:

let g:netrw_dirhistmax  =10
let g:netrw_dirhist_cnt =8
let g:netrw_dirhist_1=...
let g:netrw_dirhist_2=...
let g:netrw_dirhist_3=...
let g:netrw_dirhist_4=...
let g:netrw_dirhist_5=...
let g:netrw_dirhist_6=...
let g:netrw_dirhist_7=...
let g:netrw_dirhist_8=...

I know, vim -u NONE, remove plugins one by one... Just thought maybe somebody knows what's causing it.

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  • Someone somehow do something like this let @+="blah-blah-blah"? let @+= sets vim register "+ aka system clipboard. Look carefully your .vimrc and plugins scripts.
    – Alex Kroll
    Jul 14, 2015 at 17:03
  • "I know, vim -u NONE, remove plugins one by one... Just thought maybe somebody knows what's causing it." -> So did this fix it? Jul 20, 2015 at 14:37
  • Haven't tried yet.
    – firedev
    Jul 20, 2015 at 14:39

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This is a very bad answer (down-votes deserved)

1) netrw has to do with history of remote files editing.

(from: https://stackoverflow.com/a/9850662/2991627:

netrw is a kind of vim plugin/script which supports reading and writing files across networks. .netrwhist is a history file which maintains all the directories that were modified. So whenever you modify the contents of ~/.vim it adds one entry in .netrwhist )


2) Somewhere (.vimrc, .netrwhist or similar) you may have some operation that changes register "+ or "* (look for /[*+] in those files...) and see if there is something strange...

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  • Not a bad answer at all.
    – Wildcard
    Mar 2, 2016 at 1:45
  • @Wildcard, thank you; (it is too speculative).
    – JJoao
    Mar 2, 2016 at 21:07
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That looks like the contents of .netrwhist, a file typically placed in ~/.vim/.netrwhist. I suggest upgrading your netrw and see if that fixes the problem, because I'm not seeing it: http://www.drchip.org/astronaut/vim/index.html#NETRW .

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