Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5385 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 41
  • Number of attempts: 2
ASCII box - 287 entries

Don't forget to fix typos!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 38
  • Number of attempts: 2
attr_aligner - 2828 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 9
Ugly spreadsheet copy/paste to CSV - 696 entries

convert an ugly spreadsheet copy/paste into a CSV format.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 54
  • Number of attempts: 1
Going underground.... - 277 entries

Simple reformatting: in this case changing from the format London underground supplies its customers with, to the format that Google Calendar likes...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 22165 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: 2
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 6
Fix the XML - 837 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vertical Limit - 2063 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 5
Minimalist Limerick - 442 entries

Reproduce this lovely poem.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 5
replacing each line of a block selection - 2437 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 3
quotes inside quotes - 2668 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: 2
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Make it more readable - 1719 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Numbering a List - 1716 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 1
camel riding - 678 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Scrambled numbers - 704 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove dupes from array - 1179 entries

given a random string that contains a ruby-esque array, make sure that there are no duplicate elements

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 8
Shebangs for all - 1568 entries

We've all seen or used a shebang once or twice. Ditch the specific paths and leave just a dynamic Ruby and Python bath behind.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
Hole-in-one - 935 entries

Lets take this golf thing literally.. Drive off the tee into the hole, and of course you don't strike the ball completely clean.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9220 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Word frequency alignment - 195 entries

You've got to align the second column, but the spacing is inconvenient and there are nasty tabs in the way. If you're a "real Vim ninja," this could be very quick indeed...

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 6
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 3651 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4179 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 6
Extract argument from function - 1866 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
Don't know what this is - 1659 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: 14
  • Number of attempts: 7
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2517 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mute the second method of this script - 404 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
underscore_to_camelCase - 134 entries

Pointy haired boss decided we need to switch to camelCase. Let's get this over with.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 3271 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 10618 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Stairs Indenting - 357 entries

Indent each line with <line number> whitespaces.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 10536 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mess in revision history - 936 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 7
Replacing some words - 402 entries

How fast could it be?

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change your calendar - 239 entries

Happy New Year!

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 4
Change the content of a string - 1208 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 3
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