Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Reorder the groups - 913 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values inside brackets - 2137 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 7
Add text at some column - 111 entries

Complete golang struct statement.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 3
Bad Copy Syntax - 1588 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 5108 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11020 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: 3
I forgot quotes - 14311 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 7
Unsemantic linewrapping - 626 entries

[Inspired by a blog post I read: https://scott.mn/2014/02/21/semantic_linewrapping/. Text adapted.] Sometimes when editing a Markdown file, I wrap the lines semantically. Instead of inserting a newline at 70 columns (or whatever), or making paragraphs one long line, I put in newlines at a point that seems logical to me. This may seem silly, but it produces better diffs. Semantic linewrapping also makes editing snappier. I can delete, edit or insert sentences easily using linewise operations. Code-oriented text editors like Vim and [REDACTED] are really good at this kind of manipulation. Editing text that hasn't been wrapped semantically is a pain, though:

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
add line and index - 45 entries

a missed line and index names need to be added

  • Best score: 44
  • Best player score: 56
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 6869 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
Com(m)a Trouble - 2730 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 545 entries

Given a list of emails, get the students full name and their associated house.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 7804 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple, Practical, and Common - 29869 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: 5
Words in parens - 11996 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Quote modules - 615 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 5
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 2826 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 9
prepend * to every non-blank line - 2709 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 6
V to the i - 4341 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10091 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
One to Ten - 1720 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: 3
ninja substitution - 1007 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 13
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2389 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 10344 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
Aliases for cd - 543 entries

Create these beautiful aliases with as few strokes as possible. Are you up for the challenge?

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 47
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap values - 4172 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Box it - 6073 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 9
Line under headers - 1417 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 2
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 831 entries

Convert strings in SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case. Examples: EMPLOYEE_NAME -> Employee Name REVENUE_YEAR_TO_DATE -> Revenue Year To Date SALARY -> Salary

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 16307 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add string initializers to an enum - 615 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 4
Collect List - 3889 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
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