Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

switch variable - 4696 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract argument from function - 2136 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 3962 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 8
That hyphen - 2397 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 5
VimGolfNight - 471 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vertical Limit - 2243 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 8
Letter case trickery - 1481 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: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make Fancy Header - 929 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 6
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10184 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 30760 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: 23
  • Number of attempts: 10
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1038 entries

Get the sentence back in the proper order, remove duplicate lines, and then combine the separate lines into one.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 2
attr_aligner - 3246 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 4
Mirror Symmetry - 739 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
camel riding - 731 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Shuffle puzzle - 302 entries

Sort the lines in each indent group, and sort the groups. That's the pattern. Or just move lines around manually to get a better score.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12152 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 7
Vice versa - 6999 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 10565 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 6
I forgot quotes - 14691 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5698 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 42
  • Number of attempts: 3
Condensed Cases - 729 entries

Apple's new programming language, Swift, allows two style of case statements: 1) one Enum case on each line, or 2) multiple Enum cases on a single line. Convert the following from the first case (no pun intended) to the second type.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 6
Shebangs for all - 1672 entries

We've all seen or used a shebang once or twice. Ditch the specific paths and leave just a dynamic Ruby and Python bath behind.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vim's not included features - 168 entries

Filter not included (-) features in a hypothetical installation of vim.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 6
Assign numbers to fields - 87 entries

You are given a list of space-separated strings. Add an increasing numeric prefix to each one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mess in revision history - 1074 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 4
-a-b-c- - 2932 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shuffled numbers - 203 entries

Each number is paired with the number it should follow. That's enough information to put them in order.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make it more readable - 1812 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
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