Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10319 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Com(m)a Trouble - 3030 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 17456 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 5
Box it - 7079 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 4
ninja substitution - 1111 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 7146 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 31659 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
Words in parens - 12369 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
Reorder the groups - 973 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values inside brackets - 2313 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
Simple text editing with Vim - 11188 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
Song Transcription Oops - 197 entries

When transcribing vocal music to Canjo Tab you can start by finding the lowest note and assigning that to zero and working your way up from there. However, without fail, I tend to miscount the notes and when I am near done I find a lower note. I mark this with a "z". This means I have to increase all the previous ones by 1. just a sting of numbers :)

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 9282 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 6
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3207 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Bad Copy Syntax - 1773 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 4
ASCII-art Histogram - 239 entries

Create an ASCCI-art histogram for the given numbers. Make sure not to leave trailing whitespaces. Thanks to VimGolf I recently discovered a feature of Vim thAT blew my mind. I'm curious to see what real ninjas make of it ;-)

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 6
Unsemantic linewrapping - 713 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: 6
One to Ten - 1893 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: 2
Just the middle - 10814 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15117 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 5
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2584 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
html paragraph to table - 551 entries

reformat html paragraph to table

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 70
  • Number of attempts: 2
change parenthesis - 220 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
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