Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Aliases for cd - 649 entries

Create these beautiful aliases with as few strokes as possible. Are you up for the challenge?

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 6
Add semicolons - 9562 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Box it - 7230 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 3
Increment each number - 874 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 6
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3263 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 4
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2609 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Com(m)a Trouble - 3078 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 9
Number Sort - 268 entries

sort the list of newline-separated numbers incrementally. Numbers are in the range 1 to 1000, with 500 missing

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
multiple cursor alternative - 1375 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: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array transposition - 2144 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
Split line with dots - 2049 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 17666 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 9
Swap values - 4313 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Vice versa - 7215 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32005 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
  • Number of attempts: 5
Just the middle - 10891 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15244 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5320 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 4
That hyphen - 2411 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 5
Don't know what this is - 1884 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
Extract argument from function - 2146 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10391 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12439 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11231 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5743 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 41
  • Number of attempts: 2
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