Bug#890316: neovim: cmd line shows special chars like":]2 q" instead of ":"

James McCoy jamessan at debian.org
Wed Feb 14 01:31:15 UTC 2018

On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 12:11:47PM +0100, Luffah wrote:
>    When i open `nvim -u NONE` and i press ':' command line
>    shows special chars like":]2 q" instead of ":" .

Quoting from upstream's [FAQ]:

> This is a bug in your terminal emulator. It happens because Nvim sends
> cursor-shape termcodes by default, if the terminal appears to be
> xterm-compatible (TERM=xterm-256color).
> To workaround the issue, you can:
>   * Use a different terminal emulator
>   * Disable guicursor in your Nvim config:
>       set guicursor=

What terminal emulator are you using?

[FAQ]: https://github.com/neovim/neovim/wiki/FAQ#nvim-shows-weird-symbols-2-q-when-changing-modes

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