Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Easy modification of ssh config - 348 entries

Just add another alias to each worker

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #35 / 108
  • Number of attempts: 8
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: 23
  • Position: #2806 / 7384
  • Number of attempts: 9
One number per line - 18673 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #833 / 3852
  • Number of attempts: 10
Search and Replace 0 - 4847 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #48 / 1603
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15946 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #2030 / 4166
  • Number of attempts: 12
Make it more readable - 1955 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #123 / 643
  • Number of attempts: 3
A Simple One - 1009 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: 13
  • Position: #609 / 648
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reverse and count - 459 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: 37
  • Position: #159 / 174
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse Simple Deletion - 834 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #81 / 455
  • Number of attempts: 2
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 3492 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #651 / 756
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 12467 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #50 / 3621
  • Number of attempts: 5
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