Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Format java properties - 63 entries

Format java properties to a different format. The value which is the string following the first '=' cannot & should not change. All periods in the key get replaced with an underscore "_" and get a prefix of "b_".

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat some Python - 511 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 8
C Reformatting - 641 entries

You may use Visual mode... or not. #uppercase

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 10
attr_aligner - 3072 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 1
Team names - 1501 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sorting database text output - 188 entries

Sometimes it is nice to be able to quickly take column-formatted text output from the SQL command line and turn it into a list of useful data. In this case we want a unique, sorted list of the values from the second column combined into one comma-separated list. What is the fewest strokes you can do this in?

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 4
NATO phonetic alphabet - 407 entries

Transform the series of words into a list.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple text editing with Vim - 10610 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 12493 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
switch variable - 4393 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
V to the i - 4057 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9670 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
Collect List - 3582 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 7
Words in parens - 11284 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Where should I put the Newline? - 800 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Combines all items - 244 entries

For each line that starts with the same number I want to combine its contents

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple, Practical, and Common - 26349 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: 14
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 727 entries

Get rid of the '%' symbols and shift the decimal place. This is the easier version - all the columns line up.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Sort files from hosts - 129 entries

Resume files by host. I hope you enjoy with this challenge

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Copy three lines - 2217 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 7
-a-b-c- - 2676 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
A simple change - 362 entries

Just change the numbers in the most efficient way ...

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 9554 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 3
Wrap text in quotes - 297 entries

All the blocks of text should be wrapped in quotation marks.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 4
Order and join - 765 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
quotes inside quotes - 2826 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: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5551 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 9
Every other line - 2204 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1024 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 9
Basic renumbering - 4769 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 3
camel riding - 697 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Generate a list of numbers - 250 entries

Please generate list of numbers from 1 to 20.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 6174 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 3701 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
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