Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

prepend * to every non-blank line - 5651 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 6
Aliases for cd - 777 entries

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

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 46
  • Number of attempts: 3
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 766 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: 4
Line under headers - 1832 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 2
Bad Copy Syntax - 1879 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reorder the groups - 1060 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 14
Add semicolons - 10176 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 6
ninja substitution - 1193 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Box it - 7563 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 8
One to Ten - 2027 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: 5
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3400 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 4
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2689 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Com(m)a Trouble - 3254 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values inside brackets - 2395 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Every other line - 2772 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
One number per line - 18136 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 4373 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7372 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32586 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
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 4132 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Just the middle - 11061 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15595 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 8
Basic renumbering - 5389 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 5
V to the i - 4582 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10500 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vertical Limit - 2293 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 8
Simple text editing with Vim - 11321 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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