Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32962 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: 28
  • Position: #3996 / 7276
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4681 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #400 / 1550
  • Number of attempts: 2
That hyphen - 2500 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #497 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1889 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5436 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #977 / 1228
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4184 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #670 / 1167
  • Number of attempts: 2
camel riding - 745 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #175 / 267
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #564 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 11657 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #2687 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6033 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #432 / 1486
  • Number of attempts: 5
Roben Kleene
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iOS Developer & UI Designer at Dow Jones

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