Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Line under headers - 176 entries

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

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 4
Box it - 3582 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 5
Bad Copy Syntax - 664 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple, Practical, and Common - 25767 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
Increment each number - 536 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 6
Add semicolons - 2844 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 4691 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 10
Swap values - 3633 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 12173 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 8
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 1888 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 4
One to Ten - 1105 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: 3
Cool or not? - 525 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap values inside brackets - 1640 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 9428 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
ninja substitution - 673 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 11201 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
change parenthesis - 155 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9621 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Unsemantic linewrapping - 322 entries

[Inspired by a blog post I read: https://scott.mn/2014/02/21/semantic_linewrapping/. Text adapted.] Sometimes when editing a Markdown file, I wrap the lines semantically. Instead of inserting a newline at 70 columns (or whatever), or making paragraphs one long line, I put in newlines at a point that seems logical to me. This may seem silly, but it produces better diffs. Semantic linewrapping also makes editing snappier. I can delete, edit or insert sentences easily using linewise operations. Code-oriented text editors like Vim and [REDACTED] are really good at this kind of manipulation. Editing text that hasn't been wrapped semantically is a pain, though:

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 7
Applying same text modification in several lines - 1805 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 3556 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 6072 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reorder the groups - 545 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 454 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 1855 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 10554 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
One number per line - 13430 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
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