Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Search and Replace 0 - 4790 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #72 / 1585
  • Number of attempts: 2
Solve the Sokoban - 164 entries

A wink for all Vimgolfers that play Nethack too.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #57 / 72
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1221 entries

Rubyists talk about being cutting edge but how many are using 1.9 in production? Time to convert those verbose 1.8 hashes in to symbolic, succinct 1.9 beauties!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #192 / 401
  • Number of attempts: 1
CSV to JSON - 172 entries

A search for shortest vimissh way to convert CSV to JSON.

  • Best score: 56
  • Best player score: 83
  • Position: #18 / 65
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shebangs for all - 1912 entries

We've all seen or used a shebang once or twice. Ditch the specific paths and leave just a dynamic Ruby and Python bath behind.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #73 / 500
  • Number of attempts: 2
82 bottles of beer on the wall - 303 entries

Take them down. (sorry, only 82 bottles because the problem size is limited!)

  • Best score: 106
  • Best player score: 143
  • Position: #102 / 141
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse and count - 456 entries

Someone typed things upside down and now a Vim ninja needs to reverse the lines and count how many there are.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #92 / 172
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reverse Simple Deletion - 832 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #69 / 454
  • Number of attempts: 1
Hatsuyume - 457 entries

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatsuyume

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #154 / 175
  • Number of attempts: 2
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 3339 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #381 / 736
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 12290 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1959 / 3581
  • Number of attempts: 1
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