Once you grok vi, your muscle memory learns tricks like
ggVGx to delete all the text in a file. Trouble is,
ggVGx is not an English word, so it makes a terrible mnemonic.
This challenge is about constructing a single Vi[m] command that can be reasonably read as an English word, phrase or sentence. One point per letter.
Modifier keys such as meta/alt, control, and shift should be written as they are in VimScript, e.g.
<C-c> so we can read them, but will be pronounced as two consecutive letters:
cc, for a score of 2.
Vim commands that start with
: are only count toward your scrore if they build a word out of non-words. So
:%s/aword/anotherword/gi would only add 3 to your score, for
sgi (and only then if
sgi is part of an actual English word or phrase, such as
:help would add zero to your score.
No user-defined mappings. Your answer should work on a fresh install of Vim with no .vimrc or other gizmos.
Finally, the command has to do something other than throw an error.
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