Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32953 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: 28
  • Position: #4001 / 7275
  • Number of attempts: 5
V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #1586 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract argument from function - 2218 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #132 / 729
  • Number of attempts: 5
Search and Replace 0 - 4676 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #403 / 1549
  • Number of attempts: 5
That hyphen - 2500 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #499 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1916 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5436 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #858 / 1228
  • Number of attempts: 3
Mirror Symmetry - 781 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #147 / 262
  • Number of attempts: 4
Collect List - 4184 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #1008 / 1167
  • Number of attempts: 1
camel riding - 745 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #215 / 267
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15748 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2773 / 4116
  • Number of attempts: 3
Count both ways - 962 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #227 / 342
  • Number of attempts: 1
Don't know what this is - 1951 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #484 / 572
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #775 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 5
attr_aligner - 3402 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #421 / 685
  • Number of attempts: 3
Letter case trickery - 1553 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #266 / 500
  • Number of attempts: 5
quotes inside quotes - 3030 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: 17
  • Position: #848 / 1045
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2233 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vertical Limit - 2370 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #565 / 718
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4944 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #1152 / 1708
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11657 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1394 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6033 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #1150 / 1486
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sergey Semushin
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Wasting my life on Drawing, Gaming, Watching Cartoons, Listening to Music and sometimes Studying. Or and also I'm middling program developer...

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