Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Words in parens - 12087 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reorder the groups - 922 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
Swap values inside brackets - 2165 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Collect List - 3932 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Com(m)a Trouble - 2828 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
Bad Copy Syntax - 1635 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 - 30400 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
Vice versa - 6932 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 16682 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
Box it - 6376 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 5
change parenthesis - 219 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 4197 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
Cool or not? - 673 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
Line under headers - 1493 entries

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

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 4
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 644 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2463 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
I forgot quotes - 14512 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 8
Just the middle - 10460 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Unsemantic linewrapping - 636 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
Increment each number - 767 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 6
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 2948 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 5155 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 10
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10151 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 8258 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
One to Ten - 1747 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
Simple text editing with Vim - 11064 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
ninja substitution - 1017 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
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