Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Com(m)a Trouble - 871 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 51
  • Number of attempts: 2
simple format - 1144 entries

make it look better.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 45
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 1020 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 10474 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 8608 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9174 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 10438 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
A Simple One - 827 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 478 entries

You're replying to an email with silly long lines. Clean them up.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 4
Numbering a List - 1707 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple, Practical, and Common - 21829 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: 23
  • Number of attempts: 5
comment and uncomment code inline - 644 entries

It's very useful to be able to comment out a block of code in a quick edit. And likewise to uncomment the code. This operation often involves multi-line stanzas and even large blocks. With just line-wise navigation and insert mode this would cost you about 4 keystrokes per line. Master this hole of VimGolf and you'll quickly drop your key count in day to day Vim as well.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 453 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 194 entries

Change the middle part of the function name in multiple places, preferably using the next and dot commands.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
Search and Replace 0 - 3879 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 10887 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 4
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