Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Applying same text modification in several lines - 2379 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
Just the middle - 10328 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 6
switch variable - 4613 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Change the content of a string - 1265 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 3
quotes inside quotes - 2942 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: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 14269 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 9
Swap values inside brackets - 2105 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10075 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11004 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: 6
Basic renumbering - 5088 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 2806 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 4
Search and Replace 0 - 4434 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple, Practical, and Common - 29804 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: 7
Split line with dots - 2007 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 6
remove dupes from array - 1257 entries

given a random string that contains a ruby-esque array, make sure that there are no duplicate elements

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 11978 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 6839 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 9
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