Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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HTML formatting: vertical alignment for readability - 59 entries

We did this a VimGolf challenge at work and now that we have finished I want to see if you guys can come up with something even better than we could. Our best solution was 44 keystrokes.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 98
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple format (2) - 172 entries

try again!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 5
Kolakoski sequence -- level 1 - 33 entries

Generate the Kolakoski sequence as described by its first 75 terms.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 10129 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: 6
Com(m)a Trouble - 1086 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 12
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 66 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 8
Swap values inside brackets - 1187 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
move titles next to url, in quotes - 193 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 8769 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 10644 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
One number per line - 11390 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 8
Applying same text modification in several lines - 1251 entries

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

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 9
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9280 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
Search and Replace 0 - 3921 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Cool or not? - 200 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Flip the bit - 51 entries

Change the specific 0 to a 1.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 935 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 5
One to Ten - 502 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: 18
  • Number of attempts: 4
quotes inside quotes - 2684 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: 16
  • Number of attempts: 5
simple format - 1749 entries

make it look better.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 19
I forgot quotes - 10856 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Split line with dots - 1747 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 6
Increment each number - 260 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple, Practical, and Common - 22736 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: 22
  • Number of attempts: 11
Mess in revision history - 936 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 2
Box it - 619 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 6
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