Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Swap values - 4261 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 7
V to the i - 4465 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Inner hyphens - 115 entries

Yet another hyphen challenge. Adding 5 hyphens to a file shouldn't be too hard.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
comments galore - 928 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5241 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 8
Fun With The Diagonal - 90 entries

change the lowercase characters on the main diagonal to uppercase

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 2959 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
That hyphen - 2411 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 5
Just the middle - 10723 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7085 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5714 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 5
Prime Numbers - 302 entries

List the first 100 prime numbers.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12303 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 14992 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 6
Mirrored text - 157 entries

backward and forward, and long enough to be challenging

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
quotes inside quotes - 2966 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: 5
underscore_to_camelCase - 145 entries

Pointy haired boss decided we need to switch to camelCase. Let's get this over with.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple, Practical, and Common - 31357 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: 8
Simple text editing with Vim - 11152 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: 2
Replace and keep the case - 369 entries

Replace all instance of plugin and Plugin to device and Device.

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 6
Alsa configuration - 478 entries

I'm tweaking my ~/.asoundrc file!

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 6
Free hyphen! - 133 entries

Just like "Inner hyphens", but I'm giving you a free hyphen to play with. Will your solution be any different?

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10271 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4008 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
ASCII Art - 78 entries

how good are you with simple regex?

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remember FizzBuzz? - 548 entries

Output FizzBuzz to 100. Start with nothing.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 6

Contributed Challenges

Mirrored text - 157 entries

backward and forward, and long enough to be challenging

Hao Chen
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entered into 26 challenges

contributed 1 challenges