Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Box it - 3582 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple, Practical, and Common - 25767 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: 4
Bad Copy Syntax - 664 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 8
Song Transcription Oops - 126 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: 5
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 1888 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 2844 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 12173 entries


  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 13430 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4

i wanna player

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