Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Copy three lines - 2237 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 4829 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 14126 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 7
quotes inside quotes - 2834 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: 4
Extract argument from function - 2049 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
Words in parens - 11368 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
Just the middle - 9664 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple, Practical, and Common - 26754 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
Letter case trickery - 1450 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 3613 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 735 entries

Get rid of the '%' symbols and shift the decimal place. This is the easier version - all the columns line up.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Combines all items - 244 entries

For each line that starts with the same number I want to combine its contents

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Where should I put the Newline? - 802 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Paragraph breaks - 413 entries

Swap the blank lines and the aaa lines.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 6242 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
VimGolfNight - 463 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 12699 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 3747 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4443 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Tyler Holien
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Programming language junkie. Co-organizer of @haskellmn. I write software for GovDelivery. Thoughts are my own.

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