Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 33430 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: #373 / 7378
  • Number of attempts: 8
Swap values - 4553 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #10 / 1259
  • Number of attempts: 7
Prime Numbers - 345 entries

List the first 100 prime numbers.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #21 / 102
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4761 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #336 / 1883
  • Number of attempts: 2
That hyphen - 2564 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #119 / 697
  • Number of attempts: 5
Just the middle - 11370 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #595 / 4168
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5605 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #20 / 1260
  • Number of attempts: 8
underscore_to_camelCase - 162 entries

Pointy haired boss decided we need to switch to camelCase. Let's get this over with.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #9 / 80
  • Number of attempts: 3
Fun With The Diagonal - 104 entries

change the lowercase characters on the main diagonal to uppercase

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #14 / 80
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7820 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #155 / 2109
  • Number of attempts: 2
Free hyphen! - 164 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: #46 / 88
  • Number of attempts: 1
comments galore - 1017 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #143 / 421
  • Number of attempts: 3
Mirrored text - 167 entries

backward and forward, and long enough to be challenging

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #34 / 70
  • Number of attempts: 4
Inner hyphens - 129 entries

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

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #2 / 80
  • Number of attempts: 3
Replace and keep the case - 414 entries

Replace all instance of plugin and Plugin to device and Device.

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #30 / 116
  • Number of attempts: 6
Alsa configuration - 501 entries

I'm tweaking my ~/.asoundrc file!

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #21 / 126
  • Number of attempts: 6
ASCII Art - 85 entries

how good are you with simple regex?

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #8 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4267 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #180 / 1188
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15943 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #369 / 4165
  • Number of attempts: 6
-a-b-c- - 3181 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #155 / 1131
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10641 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #922 / 3673
  • Number of attempts: 2
quotes inside quotes - 3128 entries

taken from tip 85 of the very good book 'Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought' ! I'd be interested what people use :)

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #229 / 1073
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12867 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #656 / 3949
  • Number of attempts: 3
Remember FizzBuzz? - 670 entries

Output FizzBuzz to 100. Start with nothing.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #3 / 182
  • Number of attempts: 6
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: 13
  • Position: #407 / 3605
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6683 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #140 / 1639
  • Number of attempts: 5

Contributed Challenges

Mirrored text - 167 entries

backward and forward, and long enough to be challenging

Hao Chen
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entered into 26 challenges

contributed 1 challenges