Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32963 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: 22
  • Position: #2106 / 7277
  • Number of attempts: 8
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #317 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18395 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #633 / 3793
  • Number of attempts: 12
Add semicolons - 10545 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1337 / 2989
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3454 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #384 / 1121
  • Number of attempts: 2
Com(m)a Trouble - 3410 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #276 / 764
  • Number of attempts: 12
Box it - 7682 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #731 / 1836
  • Number of attempts: 5
That hyphen - 2507 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #225 / 684
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1364 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5444 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #552 / 1229
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7541 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #544 / 2049
  • Number of attempts: 6
Collect List - 4184 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #474 / 1167
  • Number of attempts: 6
I forgot quotes - 15749 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1363 / 4117
  • Number of attempts: 5
-a-b-c- - 3122 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #281 / 1113
  • Number of attempts: 7
Where should I put the Newline? - 845 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #214 / 422
  • Number of attempts: 3
Mess in revision history - 1143 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #63 / 242
  • Number of attempts: 11
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1499 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 3
quotes inside quotes - 3030 entries

taken from tip 85 of the very good book 'Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought' ! I'd be interested what people use :)

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #338 / 1045
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1073 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 7
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1510 entries

Oh no, this line is longer than 80 chars... put each 'vim' on a new line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #107 / 424
  • Number of attempts: 10
switch variable - 4945 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #601 / 1708
  • Number of attempts: 5
The Cake is a Lie - 1215 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #257 / 491
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 11657 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1796 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 2
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