Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

prepend * to every non-blank line - 5178 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 8
Quote modules (ver.2) - 112 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add text at some column - 112 entries

Complete golang struct statement.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 3
Aliases for cd - 674 entries

Create these beautiful aliases with as few strokes as possible. Are you up for the challenge?

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 12
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 712 entries

Given a list of emails, get the students full name and their associated house.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 7
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 979 entries

Convert strings in SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case. Examples: EMPLOYEE_NAME -> Employee Name REVENUE_YEAR_TO_DATE -> Revenue Year To Date SALARY -> Salary

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 8
Line under headers - 1739 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 6
Reorder the groups - 986 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 9651 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
ninja substitution - 1123 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 7
Box it - 7288 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 6
One to Ten - 1948 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: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3289 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2630 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 6
Com(m)a Trouble - 3123 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 8
Swap values inside brackets - 2339 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 7
One number per line - 17727 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 18
Vice versa - 7234 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32090 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: 22
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 10923 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15301 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 10
Basic renumbering - 5335 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 10
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10419 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12477 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
expand a list comprehension (python) - 267 entries

Please show your way to convert a list comprehension in python to an ordinary for-loop expression!

  • Best score: 42
  • Best player score: 56
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11242 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
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