Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 27199 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: 25
  • Number of attempts: 3
Box it - 4486 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 5
Bad Copy Syntax - 1112 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 4
One number per line - 14419 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 5
ninja substitution - 790 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 4
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge2 - 123 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 4
Split line with dots - 1924 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 1
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge5 - 78 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Line under headers - 751 entries

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

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 5
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge4 - 57 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 12879 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge6 - 34 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 3
  • Number of attempts: 1
Unsemantic linewrapping - 484 entries

[Inspired by a blog post I read: https://scott.mn/2014/02/21/semantic_linewrapping/. Text adapted.] Sometimes when editing a Markdown file, I wrap the lines semantically. Instead of inserting a newline at 70 columns (or whatever), or making paragraphs one long line, I put in newlines at a point that seems logical to me. This may seem silly, but it produces better diffs. Semantic linewrapping also makes editing snappier. I can delete, edit or insert sentences easily using linewise operations. Code-oriented text editors like Vim and [REDACTED] are really good at this kind of manipulation. Editing text that hasn't been wrapped semantically is a pain, though:

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 9
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 2259 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 4852 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 4
One to Ten - 1375 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: 2
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 507 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: 20
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values - 3790 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
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