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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32904 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: #39 / 7270
  • Number of attempts: 6
V to the i - 4639 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #121 / 1856
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11136 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #94 / 4112
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5430 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #305 / 1227
  • Number of attempts: 5
Vice versa - 7520 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #13 / 2043
  • Number of attempts: 4
Collect List - 4178 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #53 / 1166
  • Number of attempts: 6
Greek column realign - 42 entries

Oops one letter is missing! Shift down the second column to insert nu letter. Symbol can be entered using: <C-K>n*

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #7 / 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
Pretty format for variable declarations - 137 entries

Project standards demand the equal signs must be aligned for better readability.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #11 / 54
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15728 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #27 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 4
Count both ways - 957 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #332 / 340
  • Number of attempts: 1
Gray area - 698 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #52 / 259
  • Number of attempts: 3
attr_aligner - 3402 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #81 / 685
  • Number of attempts: 11
quotes inside quotes - 3026 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: #176 / 1044
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1388 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11624 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1327 / 3410
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6004 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #433 / 1480
  • Number of attempts: 2
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