Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Array propagate - 241 entries

Complete the array with the keys as part of the value

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 12682 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 26713 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: 6
comment and uncomment code inline - 850 entries

It's very useful to be able to comment out a block of code in a quick edit. And likewise to uncomment the code. This operation often involves multi-line stanzas and even large blocks. With just line-wise navigation and insert mode this would cost you about 4 keystrokes per line. Master this hole of VimGolf and you'll quickly drop your key count in day to day Vim as well.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 9651 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4095 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 3
convert yml into java pojo field - 717 entries

How fast vim can create fields for java pojo i.e class declaration referring to a (simple) yml file

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 1
Team names - 1507 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 14078 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 5
Every other line - 2224 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
From argument to object - 1132 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values inside brackets - 1722 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 2
Copy three lines - 2237 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
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