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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32962 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: 23
  • Position: #2393 / 7276
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1064 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract argument from function - 2218 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #136 / 729
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4681 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #412 / 1550
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2500 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #322 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1975 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7536 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #638 / 2049
  • Number of attempts: 4
Collect List - 4184 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #686 / 1167
  • Number of attempts: 1
Space out the alphabet - 1595 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #170 / 434
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15748 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1233 / 4116
  • Number of attempts: 4
-a-b-c- - 3118 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #126 / 1112
  • Number of attempts: 5
Don't know what this is - 1951 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #184 / 572
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #824 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 1
attr_aligner - 3402 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #198 / 685
  • Number of attempts: 6
quotes inside quotes - 3030 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
  • Position: #210 / 1045
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4945 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #856 / 1708
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11657 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1408 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 1
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