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  • I thought it would be useful for editing variables while in the debugger, but vim is leaving multiple newlines after exiting.

    • Yes, because Vim is a text editor and text files end with a newline. You have to tell it that the thing you’re working on is not a text file by invoking it with the -b switch.

      • vim-7.1 seems to be broken editing binary files.

        Even setting noeol, it is adding 4 or 5 NL at the end of the file.

        vim-6.4 is doing the right thing, with -b. As you say, without it, there is one NL at the end.

        • Note that eol has to be reset and binary has to be set.

          Vim 7 is working correctly here. Are you sure it’s not some global or filetype plugin or something screwing you up? What happens if you pass “-u NONE”?

          • Aha! That's it. It must be my crufty old vim-6 vintage vimrc file.

            Because vim -u NONE -b and setting noeol DOESN'T add the last NL with vim-7.

            I failed to realize my vimrc had led me astray just a few weeks ago.

            I set runtimepath in it. I can remember that was the cause of the problem then. But I can't remember what the problem itself was.