Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Box it - 6054 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 4
Unsemantic linewrapping - 622 entries

[Inspired by a blog post I read: https://scott.mn/2014/02/21/semantic_linewrapping/. Text adapted.] Sometimes when editing a Markdown file, I wrap the lines semantically. Instead of inserting a newline at 70 columns (or whatever), or making paragraphs one long line, I put in newlines at a point that seems logical to me. This may seem silly, but it produces better diffs. Semantic linewrapping also makes editing snappier. I can delete, edit or insert sentences easily using linewise operations. Code-oriented text editors like Vim and [REDACTED] are really good at this kind of manipulation. Editing text that hasn't been wrapped semantically is a pain, though:

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Quote modules (ver.2) - 112 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 7
I forgot quotes - 14300 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 11
ASCII-art Histogram - 230 entries

Create an ASCCI-art histogram for the given numbers. Make sure not to leave trailing whitespaces. Thanks to VimGolf I recently discovered a feature of Vim thAT blew my mind. I'm curious to see what real ninjas make of it ;-)

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 109
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5095 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add text at some column - 111 entries

Complete golang struct statement.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 7798 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 4
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 530 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 4
Com(m)a Trouble - 2730 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
Vice versa - 6869 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 11996 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple, Practical, and Common - 29848 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: 30
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array transposition - 1978 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 8
Just the middle - 10338 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 5
Aliases for cd - 543 entries

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

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 16
prepend * to every non-blank line - 2698 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 2826 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 4
Quote modules - 615 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 4
One to Ten - 1720 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
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10091 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
ninja substitution - 1007 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 7
One number per line - 16287 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 4
Delete to the end of the current line - 673 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: 2
Line under headers - 1417 entries

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

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add string initializers to an enum - 612 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reorder the groups - 901 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 4172 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
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