Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

One number per line - 9664 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 6
attr_aligner - 2710 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 14
Simple text editing with Vim - 9723 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: 4
camel riding - 663 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 6
Simple, Practical, and Common - 19708 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: 22
  • Number of attempts: 7
readability - 278 entries

Make the code readable by adding some spaces

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 3
Letter case trickery - 1375 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 7
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5289 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 43
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 8842 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 6
Words in parens - 10118 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Just the middle - 8223 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 7
Count both ways - 840 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
That hyphen - 1800 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
quotes inside quotes - 2580 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: 2
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
SQL to YAML - 32 entries

Should be easy with vim, or not?

  • Best score: 72
  • Best player score: 96
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 2279 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
Jonny
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Views expressed are my own. Faux pas are the fault of my microbiome acting up.

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