Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

Pick a challenge, fire up Vim, and show us what you got.

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Played Challenges

Simple text editing with Vim - 11152 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 10709 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7084 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 14977 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12292 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
add line and index - 48 entries

a missed line and index names need to be added

  • Best score: 44
  • Best player score: 53
  • Number of attempts: 1
One to Ten - 1845 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: 2
Add semicolons - 9000 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 4261 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
switch variable - 4741 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4462 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Bad Copy Syntax - 1733 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 5
Basic renumbering - 5240 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 9
Extract argument from function - 2138 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10271 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Every other line - 2616 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
prepend * to every non-blank line - 4434 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
Cool or not? - 696 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
multiple cursor alternative - 1363 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
Adam's challenge - 889 entries

Change both normal to bold and 4 by 2. Adam Wathan challenge this on twitter . He did it in 11 keystrokes on Sublime.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 5
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 626 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 3
Box it - 6826 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 3
Line under headers - 1628 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 17283 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple, Practical, and Common - 31329 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: 27
  • Number of attempts: 3
Split line with dots - 2029 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3172 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
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