Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Vice versa - 7165 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1049 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10343 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
quotes inside quotes - 2973 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: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12379 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
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: 11
  • Number of attempts: 6
Simple text editing with Vim - 11200 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 10
That hyphen - 2411 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 4300 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 6
Just the middle - 10829 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 3004 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 8
V to the i - 4508 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 8
Scrambled numbers - 764 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 17466 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple, Practical, and Common - 31722 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: 6
120 Degrees - 389 entries

Rotate that triangle.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
Pierre Stévens
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