Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Put a cross in the square - 33 entries

Put a cross in the square

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 3
swap number pairs - 914 entries

Swap the numbers in a bunch of 2-element arrays.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 31
Rural Post - 3361 entries

Simple challenge to remove all but the post code on each line

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5597 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Unsemantic linewrapping - 779 entries

[Inspired by a blog post I read: https://scott.mn/2014/02/21/semantic_linewrapping/. Text adapted.] Sometimes when editing a Markdown file, I wrap the lines semantically. Instead of inserting a newline at 70 columns (or whatever), or making paragraphs one long line, I put in newlines at a point that seems logical to me. This may seem silly, but it produces better diffs. Semantic linewrapping also makes editing snappier. I can delete, edit or insert sentences easily using linewise operations. Code-oriented text editors like Vim and [REDACTED] are really good at this kind of manipulation. Editing text that hasn't been wrapped semantically is a pain, though:

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10092 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
Box it - 7531 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 18095 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32525 entries

Simple things we do all the time should be able to be done with very few keystrokes, but sometimes I find something I need to do makes me go, "There MUST be a better way." This challenge is just a simple movement and entering text at a certain place.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11045 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
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