Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 33385 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: #334 / 7364
  • Number of attempts: 6
Swap values - 4543 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #535 / 1257
  • Number of attempts: 4
V to the i - 4751 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1132 / 1879
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11360 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2100 / 4164
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5587 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #438 / 1258
  • Number of attempts: 6
Fun With The Diagonal - 103 entries

change the lowercase characters on the main diagonal to uppercase

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #28 / 79
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7803 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #140 / 2100
  • Number of attempts: 4
Free hyphen! - 159 entries

Just like "Inner hyphens", but I'm giving you a free hyphen to play with. Will your solution be any different?

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #56 / 85
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sorting a glossary - 123 entries

Sort a glossary. Glossary head contains a header phrase ending with ':' and glossary body has multi line text indented with a tab.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #34 / 78
  • Number of attempts: 2
comments galore - 998 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #136 / 418
  • Number of attempts: 2
Mirrored text - 163 entries

backward and forward, and long enough to be challenging

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #64 / 69
  • Number of attempts: 1
Inner hyphens - 124 entries

Yet another hyphen challenge. Adding 5 hyphens to a file shouldn't be too hard.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #38 / 77
  • Number of attempts: 1
Scrambled numbers - 779 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #142 / 182
  • Number of attempts: 1
Alsa configuration - 491 entries

I'm tweaking my ~/.asoundrc file!

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #62 / 125
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 4264 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #171 / 1186
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15931 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1267 / 4161
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 3176 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #808 / 1129
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10624 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2081 / 3666
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12858 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1508 / 3946
  • Number of attempts: 6
Simple text editing with Vim - 12286 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2030 / 3581
  • Number of attempts: 3
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