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I just created a .txt file inside .vim/doc for documenting one little function of my .vimrc, ran :helptags ~/.vim/doc and apparently the whole vim help system went wild. Now, if I open for example :help help, I see things like:

This also works together with other characters, for
example to find help for CTRL-V in Insert mode: >
      :help i^V
<

(notice the < and > characters). I can also see the ~ at the end of headlines and the modeline at the end of the help page (thinks like vim:tw=78:ts=8:ft=help:norl:).

I have no idea about what happens or how to fix it. Any clue?

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If it was working as expected before, running :helptags should not have caused this issue. Is there any more information you can provide? Have you restarted Vim? What version of Vim? –  Heptite Nov 24 '11 at 1:34
    
Vim version: VIM - Vi IMproved 7.3 (2010 Aug 15, compiled Jun 24 2011 20:00:09) Compiled by root@apple.com –  Relax Nov 24 '11 at 1:38
    
Yes, I restarted vim, but still the same. I don't know what else can I tell you... the odd thing is that vim is not reading the help modeline. I don't know what could happened. –  Relax Nov 24 '11 at 1:42
    
Well, another clue: I just notice that with the gui version of macvim the help pages show properly. –  Relax Nov 24 '11 at 1:43
    
What does ":verbose set modeline? modelines?" (with the question marks) show? If you see "nomodeline" or "modelines=0" that would be why Vim is ignoring the help file modelines. –  Heptite Nov 24 '11 at 2:19

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I just created a .txt file inside .vim/doc for documenting one little function of my .vimrc

So you modified .vimrc as well, right? Then run :messages and see if there are any errors reported when your .vimrc is loaded.

If that does not help, try running with -V (-V for verbose) so you have better clue what's going on.

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