Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

prepend * to every non-blank line - 5629 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
Quote modules - 969 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 3
Aliases for cd - 758 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
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 759 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
Line under headers - 1832 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 3
Bad Copy Syntax - 1879 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add semicolons - 10157 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 7552 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 3
One to Ten - 2027 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
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3396 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2689 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Com(m)a Trouble - 3253 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Number Sort - 268 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
Learn some german verbs - 450 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
Team names - 1751 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
multiple cursor alternative - 1405 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
Array transposition - 2233 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 7
Every other line - 2767 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 8
Copy three lines - 2743 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
Split line with dots - 2074 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 18126 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
Swap values - 4367 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7369 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32559 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
Just the middle - 11057 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 6
I forgot quotes - 15590 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 6
Basic renumbering - 5388 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 3076 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
V to the i - 4577 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10489 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12645 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
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