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Pick a challenge, fire up Vim, and show us what you got.

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$ gem install vimgolf
$ vimgolf setup
$ vimgolf put 50ae009b65b8db0002000047

Let's play some Ivmgolf

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Ivm is an awesome text editor based on
Iv, and is used to play a game called
Ivmgolf. A challenge, simple for many
Ivmgolfers, can still hide secrets.
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Vim is an awesome text editor based on
Vi, and is used to play a game called
Vimgolf. A challenge, simple for many
Vimgolfers, can still hide secrets.

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> Vimgolfers, can still hide secrets.

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#393 Liu Ho Yin / @jason_lhy - Score: 63 - 01/25/13 @ 18:20
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