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NerdTree isn't working with Vim from iTerm2 for me. It will show the current directory listing but won't let me traverse deeper into the file system, but I can traverse upwards. All directory listings are preceded by ?~V? and I have no idea why. I believe this is the reason that I can't go deeper into directory listings. Does anyone know why this may be?

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It looks like an encoding issue. See this question. Also, if you don't use NERDTree's bookmarking feature, you might consider using the buit-in Netrw plugin instead. –  romainl Jun 13 '12 at 5:51
    
Indeed, it was an encoding issue. Don't know why I didn't think of it. I needed to rebuild Vim with multi-byte support, this link solved the issue source. essentially: ./configure --with-features=big make make install –  SaamJB Jun 13 '12 at 7:42
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It was an encoding issue. I had to rebuild Vim with bulti-byte support.

Essentially:

./configure --with-features=big 
make 
make install
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