Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Simple text editing with Vim - 10680 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
Team names - 1507 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 4841 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Flip the bit - 84 entries

Change the specific 0 to a 1.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 26842 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
Collect List - 3621 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
comment and uncomment code inline - 862 entries

It's very useful to be able to comment out a block of code in a quick edit. And likewise to uncomment the code. This operation often involves multi-line stanzas and even large blocks. With just line-wise navigation and insert mode this would cost you about 4 keystrokes per line. Master this hole of VimGolf and you'll quickly drop your key count in day to day Vim as well.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
Applying same text modification in several lines - 1994 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Delete to the end of the current line - 542 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 478 entries

Change the middle part of the function name in multiple places, preferably using the next and dot commands.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 2181 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
One to Ten - 1293 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: 1
Extract argument from function - 2049 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4122 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4443 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 2689 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4210 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
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