Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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I forgot quotes - 13700 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
quotes inside quotes - 2909 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: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2312 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
V to the i - 4250 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 10076 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 11783 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 28782 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: 23
  • Number of attempts: 5
Collect List - 3779 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Don't know what this is - 1838 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: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mirror Symmetry - 727 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5004 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 2
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