Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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

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$ gem install vimgolf
$ vimgolf setup
$ vimgolf put 9v0060fb2aa900000000020b

Learn to ask for :help

Learn to use the help to reduce your strokes...

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			VIM - main help file
									 k
      Move around:  Use the cursor keys, or "h" to go left,	       h   l
		    "j" to go down, "k" to go up, "l" to go right.	 j
Close this window:  Use ":q<Enter>".
   Get out of Vim:  Use ":qa!<Enter>" (careful, all changes are lost!).
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
*bars*		Bars example
Jump to a subject:  Position the cursor on a tag (e.g. |bars|) and hit CTRL-].

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1c1,9
<  
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> 			VIM - main help file
> 									 k
>       Move around:  Use the cursor keys, or "h" to go left,	       h   l
> 		    "j" to go down, "k" to go up, "l" to go right.	 j
> Close this window:  Use ":q<Enter>".
>    Get out of Vim:  Use ":qa!<Enter>" (careful, all changes are lost!).
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *bars*		Bars example
> Jump to a subject:  Position the cursor on a tag (e.g. |bars|) and hit CTRL-].

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#121 damien / @GreatTestyTest - Score: 177 - 07/31/21 @ 16:00
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Created by: @EthanRietz

121 active golfers, 531 entries

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#91 - mitskobay / @mitskobay

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#100 - Kanmuruuruu / @Kanmuruuruu

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#101 - Auri Iodide / @auri_iodide

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#102 - math is what I hate / @mpnmbn

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#103 - dadchyyy / @dadchyyy

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#104 - Michael / @triorph

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#105 - Hugo Tai / @HugoTai100

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#106 - Egor Voronov / @do_syscall_64

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#107 - Emiliano Ruiz Carletti / @eruizc_dev

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#108 - sap / @sap38838304

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#109 - brett / @brettyukich

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#110 - Maorun / @Maorun11

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#111 - Tommy / @Tommy75962547

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#112 - Connor / @ronnocthered

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#113 - Saurav / @ray__saurav

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#114 - Sami Amer / @Sami_Amer_PS

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#115 - Pieter-Jan Lavaerts / @Pumpkin_Pie_Eat

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#116 - 盧小小 / @VegetaLu

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#117 - Ravi S Sinha / @ambidextrousTx

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#118 - Ryan / @wzdryan

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#119 - jan kovacovsky / @JanKovacovsky

11/21/2021 at 10:49AM

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#120 - Feras Aldahlawi - فراس الدهلوي / @_ferasd

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