Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Cool or not? - 677 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Copy three lines - 2516 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 9
Box it - 6556 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 6995 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 10
Just the middle - 10559 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12151 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values - 4223 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add semicolons - 8513 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
Bad Copy Syntax - 1670 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
One to Ten - 1804 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: 5
V to the i - 4422 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 30751 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: 2
Com(m)a Trouble - 2895 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap values inside brackets - 2210 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
prepend * to every non-blank line - 3779 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 8
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