Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Com(m)a Trouble - 1086 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 44
  • Number of attempts: 3
Exchanging Quotes - 746 entries

Sometimes you need to exchange a choice of quotes in some code.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 41
  • Number of attempts: 11
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9280 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 2
Cartesian product - 201 entries

{1,2,3,4,5} X {1,2,3,4,5}

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 170
  • Number of attempts: 1
underscore_to_camelCase - 134 entries

Pointy haired boss decided we need to switch to camelCase. Let's get this over with.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 11399 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 29
Fix the XML - 837 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 22752 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: 2
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 6
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 685 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: 13
  • Number of attempts: 11
Swap values - 3313 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 12
Team names - 1333 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 7
Todo list specification - 286 entries

The every item on the todo list must be done today. Modify the list to reflect that.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 8
That hyphen - 1992 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 15
Paragraph breaks - 389 entries

Swap the blank lines and the aaa lines.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vertical Limit - 2063 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 14
unknown command - 102 entries

I want change 5 words

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 6
Vice versa - 5630 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 5
comment and uncomment code inline - 721 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: 9
  • Number of attempts: 10
Collect List - 3308 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 6
readability - 285 entries

Make the code readable by adding some spaces

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 3693 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 9
Just the middle - 8773 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 16
Words in parens - 10644 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 10
Space out the alphabet - 1318 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 8
I forgot quotes - 10876 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 13
Array transposition - 1417 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 9
-a-b-c- - 2474 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 1
Missing Library and a Typo - 640 entries

I forgot to add a c library, please add it for me. Also I'm bad at typing so fix my typo too.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 11
Copy three lines - 1871 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 3
camel riding - 678 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 8
Basic renumbering - 4380 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
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