Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

One number per line - 13748 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 26197 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: 14
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 5
Box it - 3853 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 5
Search and Replace 0 - 4187 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Sort the cardinal numbers - 221 entries

Maybe a simple challenge.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
Increment, increment, increment.... - 492 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 9539 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 5
Sort and add attributes - 1095 entries

Sort the states and add the attribute country to each record.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 3
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1080 entries

Rubyists talk about being cutting edge but how many are using 1.9 in production? Time to convert those verbose 1.8 hashes in to symbolic, succinct 1.9 beauties!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Append semicolon after expressions - 875 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
replacing each line of a block selection - 2569 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 3
change parenthesis - 172 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Remove semicolons after expressions - 463 entries

A follow-up for http://vimgolf.com/challenges/4fc9d767d3a0d4000100000e.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Number of attempts: 5
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 495 entries

You're replying to an email with silly long lines. Clean them up.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 12407 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 926 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
A Simple One - 848 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 2003 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add semicolons - 3535 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 5
switch variable - 4382 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
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