Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

simple format - 3073 entries

make it look better.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 9
Cool or not? - 488 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
Bad Copy Syntax - 513 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 3
move titles next to url, in quotes - 285 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 69
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 5992 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 1714 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Delete to the end of the current line - 473 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 2610 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add semicolons - 2132 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 10464 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 3952 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 1735 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
One to Ten - 1011 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 9331 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 6
ninja substitution - 597 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 7
Words in parens - 11106 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
quotes inside quotes - 2796 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: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 13035 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values - 3581 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
From argument to object - 1110 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: 6
That hyphen - 2201 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
Every other line - 2117 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 11960 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 8
Split line with dots - 1838 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
Box it - 3228 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 7
Increment each number - 494 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple, Practical, and Common - 25334 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: 24
  • Number of attempts: 6
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