Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10271 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Every other line - 2616 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 8
prepend * to every non-blank line - 4452 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
Line under headers - 1628 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 17283 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
Box it - 6831 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 3
Number Sort - 265 entries

sort the list of newline-separated numbers incrementally. Numbers are in the range 1 to 1000, with 500 missing

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 10709 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 6
Aliases for cd - 572 entries

Create these beautiful aliases with as few strokes as possible. Are you up for the challenge?

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 45
  • Number of attempts: 3
Array transposition - 2084 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 7
V to the i - 4462 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
One to Ten - 1845 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
Quote modules - 795 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 3
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 626 entries

Given a list of emails, get the students full name and their associated house.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2561 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Learn some german verbs - 429 entries

The list needs to be structured so we can print in verbatim and feel ok about how it looks.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 6
Com(m)a Trouble - 2979 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
multiple cursor alternative - 1363 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple, Practical, and Common - 31336 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: 24
  • Number of attempts: 5
Team names - 1675 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Split line with dots - 2029 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3172 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7084 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Copy three lines - 2574 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12294 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 14977 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 6
Add semicolons - 9006 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 4261 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 2955 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 5240 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
Bad Copy Syntax - 1733 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
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