Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 33427 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
  • Position: #594 / 7377
  • Number of attempts: 6
V to the i - 4761 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #211 / 1883
  • Number of attempts: 2
Extract argument from function - 2321 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #431 / 747
  • Number of attempts: 2
Across-Down Flip - 53 entries

Do this instead of the Sunday crossword.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #9 / 24
  • Number of attempts: 4
That hyphen - 2564 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #67 / 697
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11370 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #135 / 4168
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7819 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1124 / 2108
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate a list of numbers - 283 entries

Please generate list of numbers from 1 to 20.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #33 / 136
  • Number of attempts: 3
Separating firstname & lastname - 120 entries

Seperate named with equal tabs.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #19 / 55
  • Number of attempts: 3
Mirror Symmetry - 811 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #220 / 268
  • Number of attempts: 1
camel riding - 774 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #25 / 276
  • Number of attempts: 7
swap or reverse - 117 entries

Try to swap or reverse the line as needed.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #15 / 67
  • Number of attempts: 1
readability - 314 entries

Make the code readable by adding some spaces

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #47 / 149
  • Number of attempts: 2
Space out the alphabet - 1630 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #164 / 442
  • Number of attempts: 3
Not enough Ps - 66 entries

Different type of code

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #14 / 35
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fix the XML - 997 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #86 / 285
  • Number of attempts: 4
Shuffled numbers - 236 entries

Each number is paired with the number it should follow. That's enough information to put them in order.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #61 / 94
  • Number of attempts: 2
Remove hard line breaks - 68 entries

Text files with Hard breaks are not good for e-readers. We need remove all hard line breaks and have long lines.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #20 / 33
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3181 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #564 / 1131
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12867 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #547 / 3949
  • Number of attempts: 1
Printable ASCII characters - 136 entries

From a blank input, print all 95 printing ASCII characters one per line, from space to tilde.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #30 / 43
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 5041 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #1164 / 1738
  • Number of attempts: 2
Increment, increment, increment.... - 666 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #306 / 403
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 12395 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1412 / 3605
  • Number of attempts: 2
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