Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

hello-world-vimgolf - 2472 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #46 / 699
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33483 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: #135 / 7384
  • Number of attempts: 9
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6253 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #551 / 1530
  • Number of attempts: 6
One number per line - 18672 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #458 / 3852
  • Number of attempts: 7
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2851 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #279 / 843
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10831 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1427 / 3055
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 3709 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #345 / 838
  • Number of attempts: 5
Preferably without multi-cursor plugin - 539 entries

Originally asked as question on reddit by kpthunder: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/9fvsro/what_is_the_most_efficient_way_to_go_about/

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #41 / 128
  • Number of attempts: 6
Number Sort - 307 entries

sort the list of newline-separated numbers incrementally. Numbers are in the range 1 to 1000, with 500 missing

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #22 / 165
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11380 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1856 / 4174
  • Number of attempts: 5
Team names - 1812 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #9 / 585
  • Number of attempts: 1
Learn some german verbs - 532 entries

The list needs to be structured so we can print in verbatim and feel ok about how it looks.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #96 / 132
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5605 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #415 / 1260
  • Number of attempts: 8
create arrows in a list - 106 entries

Add arrow at same distance

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #5 / 71
  • Number of attempts: 1
Combines all items - 307 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #24 / 139
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7864 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1474 / 2114
  • Number of attempts: 1
Angular naming conventions - 307 entries

In angular, a directive name follows the camelCase convention. When the directive is used in an HTML template, the words are instead separated by a dash. Go from to the other the fastest!

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #50 / 117
  • Number of attempts: 3
swap or reverse - 118 entries

Try to swap or reverse the line as needed.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #21 / 68
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15946 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1260 / 4166
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10652 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #728 / 3677
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12868 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2227 / 3950
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 5045 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #865 / 1742
  • Number of attempts: 3
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