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The puzzle, with two moves to solve, is:

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My keyboard is:

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The nature of the puzzle dictates I get to the second ( in a single move so that I can expend my last one moving up. (For those familiar with vim but not the game, my starting square is the yellow highlighted -.)

This level is mostly about the f/F, t/T, ; and , keys. The ability to recall f/F and t/T commands with ; and , persists in between attempts and puzzles.

Clearly I'm supposed to enter in some command, retry the puzzle, and back-peddle to the second ( with , but I can't find a command that takes me there. I thought t3 would do the trick but when I rerun it with , it places me on the first * for some reason.

I would also expect T3; ; to work but I meet with the same fate.

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    I have no idea what I'm looking at :O – DrFish Jul 1 '14 at 16:54
  • @DrFish This was my reaction to it – Rapitor Jul 1 '14 at 17:04
  • It's a game that teaches how to use vim, a sort of power-user text editor. – Chris Keele Jul 1 '14 at 20:13
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It turns out % is smart enough to know what to do in this situation.

  • This works because % moves to the matching opening/closing brace, which in one presses takes you to the brace just before the exit. – Leigh McCulloch Jan 17 '16 at 19:23
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f(, reset, ,, , ?

Seems to work in vim itself, though my keybinds stop me from trying ; :)

e: I forgot the 2-step limit, so this won't fly.

  • That's the closest I've gotten yet, but as noted above: The nature of the puzzle dictates I get to the second ( in a single move so that I can expend my last one moving up. Two ,s means no k to escape the puzzle. – Chris Keele Jun 29 '14 at 4:27
  • Can you do 2, ? – Collin Grady Jun 29 '14 at 4:41
  • As shown on the keyboard, I don't have access to numbers yet. :/ – Chris Keele Jun 29 '14 at 5:01
  • I'm beginning to think this must be a bug; t3 really ought to work. – Chris Keele Jun 29 '14 at 5:01
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    That would have indeed helped, looking back, Someone else pointed out the answer to me: %. – Chris Keele Jun 29 '14 at 6:13
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2F( would reach the second (.

  • This suggestion requires 3 keystrokes, but that particular puzzle allows only 2 keystrokes -- one of which must be k to exit the puzzle. So, really there is only 1 keystroke to get to the second (. – m_mlvx Aug 11 '17 at 8:03

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