Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Space out the alphabet - 1274 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
Every other line - 1806 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 5376 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 10466 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 3
quotes inside quotes - 2647 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: 2
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 10170 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 10
Combines all items - 226 entries

For each line that starts with the same number I want to combine its contents

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 10364 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 8493 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9081 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 3561 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple, Practical, and Common - 21186 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: 5
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 1
Order and join - 695 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 6
Swap values - 3154 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 2368 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Search and Replace 0 - 3841 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 4143 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 5
Count both ways - 850 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Dan Prince
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