Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Just the middle - 10692 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
Align commas - 957 entries

There are 15,000 aligning challenges on vimgolf.com, and they're all exactly the same. I hope this one is a little different.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
V to the i - 4462 entries

Input is 99 V's. Output is 100 i's.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 5
Scrambled numbers - 764 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 5
comments galore - 928 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4741 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10258 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 4002 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Every other line - 2613 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 7
One number per line - 17268 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 8
From A to B - 532 entries

Mirror and change this text block

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 6
Number Sort - 265 entries

sort the list of newline-separated numbers incrementally. Numbers are in the range 1 to 1000, with 500 missing

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
Paragraph sort - 337 entries

My large herbivorous mammals, Vim commands, and POSIX utilities need to be sorted separately.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Vice versa - 7063 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Copy three lines - 2571 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 7
Words in parens - 12281 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 14957 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 7
From argument to object - 1228 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap values - 4260 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
-a-b-c- - 2954 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 5239 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 10
Search and Replace 0 - 4462 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Learn some german verbs - 429 entries

The list needs to be structured so we can print in verbatim and feel ok about how it looks.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 11
multiple cursor alternative - 1362 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 11
quotes inside quotes - 2965 entries

taken from tip 85 of the very good book 'Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought' ! I'd be interested what people use :)

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
attr_aligner - 3262 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 16
Simple, Practical, and Common - 31234 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: 9
Simple text editing with Vim - 11150 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 7
Split line with dots - 2029 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 4
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