Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Paste a column after a column - 2407 entries

This task is very common while using multi-cursor. What is the elegant vim way ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #146 / 521
  • Number of attempts: 6
Filter number combinations that don't add to 11 - 379 entries

Append the sum of each line to its end, alongside an equals sign, and remove any that do not sum to 11. The ordering of lines should stay the same. Note that the combinations are semi-arbitrary and not all 4-number combinations are present in the file.

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #14 / 112
  • Number of attempts: 6
delete swap - 1639 entries

delete all swap

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #236 / 512
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33482 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: 32
  • Position: #5876 / 7384
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 17
  • Position: #1104 / 1530
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 18672 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #3330 / 3852
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 16
  • Position: #564 / 843
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10831 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #918 / 3055
  • Number of attempts: 7
Bad Copy Syntax - 2008 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #394 / 518
  • Number of attempts: 5
Box it - 7848 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #659 / 1870
  • Number of attempts: 6
Search and Replace 0 - 4847 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #601 / 1603
  • Number of attempts: 4
One to Ten - 2174 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #511 / 664
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array transposition - 2406 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #280 / 445
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15946 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1870 / 4166
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12868 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1734 / 3950
  • Number of attempts: 2
Colby Brown
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Mathematics Ph.D. student at the University of California, Davis. 🏳️‍🌈 (he/him)

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