When I open vim (or gvim), it loads a list of buffers of files I have been working on. I want it to have an empty buffer list on startup. How can I accomplish this?
You seem to have the
% value in your
'viminfo' option; it enables restoring of the buffer list. As this is off by default, you (or your Vim distribution) must have turned that on.
% When included, save and restore the buffer list. If Vim is started with a file name argument, the buffer list is not restored. If Vim is started without a file name argument, the buffer list is restored from the viminfo file.