Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Letterbox - 56 entries

Make a box!

  • Best score: 35
  • Best player score: 110
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 331 entries

Change the middle part of the function name in multiple places, preferably using the next and dot commands.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 11729 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 1328 entries

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

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 4
Delete to the end of the current line - 353 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 6
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 11130 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9324 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values inside brackets - 1242 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 38
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 8843 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 10723 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 1089 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
One to Ten - 605 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: 24
  • Number of attempts: 2
Cool or not? - 291 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 10206 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 3361 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
convert yml into java pojo field - 598 entries

How fast vim can create fields for java pojo i.e class declaration referring to a (simple) yml file

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 58
  • Number of attempts: 2
Box it - 1253 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 4446 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 38
  • Number of attempts: 3
Increment each number - 330 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 23300 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: 35
  • Number of attempts: 2
Build a six - 149 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 65
  • Number of attempts: 1
move titles next to url, in quotes - 223 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 78
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 5703 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 3
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