Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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$ gem install vimgolf
$ vimgolf setup
$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

Played Challenges

Just the middle - 10835 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 3
Space out the alphabet - 1480 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • 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: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12379 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
Paragraph sort - 356 entries

My large herbivorous mammals, Vim commands, and POSIX utilities need to be sorted separately.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 78
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 3
Pretty multi-line bash - 210 entries

Bash line continuations are much prettier when they're column aligned.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10344 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
underscore_to_camelCase - 145 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 31762 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: 16
Vice versa - 7165 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 6
Split line with dots - 2043 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values - 4300 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15149 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 9
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