Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Simple, Practical, and Common - 28331 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: 13
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 1
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2678 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 2
quotes inside quotes - 2885 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: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 13485 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
V to the i - 4223 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 10832 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: 6
Space out the alphabet - 1436 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 9989 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 15250 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4513 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
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