Character string on first line of vim is similar to +q436f+q6b75+q6b64+q6b72

Keith Christian
Tue Jan 21 20:34:00 GMT 2020

This doesn't happen every time, but frequently enough with different
files that I wonder if anyone else has seen it.

The first line in the file being edited is

            #!/usr/bin/expect -f

but appears this way:

  1 +q436f+q6b75+q6b64+q6b72+q6b6c+q2332+q2334+q2569+q2a37+q6b31$q q
  2 # vim:set background=light nu:
  3 #set message "--- Welcome to \"$argv0\" ---- [clock format [clock
scan now]] ---"

The last Cygwin update was 17 Dec 2020.

VIM Version info:
VIM - Vi IMproved 8.1 (2018 May 18, compiled Jul 28 2019 15:01:57)
Included patches: 1-1772
Modified by <>
Compiled by <>
Huge version without GUI.  Features included (+) or not (-):


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