Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

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: 25
  • Position: #3338 / 7384
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18673 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #3336 / 3852
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10831 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #1959 / 3055
  • Number of attempts: 5
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3556 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #629 / 1151
  • Number of attempts: 6
Com(m)a Trouble - 3709 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #720 / 838
  • Number of attempts: 5
Box it - 7849 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #1062 / 1870
  • Number of attempts: 6
ninja substitution - 1399 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #180 / 265
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 12
  • Position: #137 / 664
  • Number of attempts: 2
change parenthesis - 287 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #12 / 160
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15946 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2669 / 4166
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10652 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1398 / 3677
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12868 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2717 / 3950
  • Number of attempts: 1

Contributed Challenges

change parenthesis - 287 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

Hash staircase - 53 entries

Can you use a strategy to come up with this pattern?

Rohit Jena
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Wrangling with pixels and voxels @Penn @AmazonLab126 Previously at @CarnegieMellon @IITBombay @Microsoft Socratic thinker in-progress

entered into 12 challenges

contributed 2 challenges