Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 33427 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: 31
  • Position: #5641 / 7377
  • Number of attempts: 3
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6248 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1194 / 1526
  • Number of attempts: 2
Aliases for cd - 876 entries

Create these beautiful aliases with as few strokes as possible. Are you up for the challenge?

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 83
  • Position: #142 / 154
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10809 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #2131 / 3050
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3555 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #378 / 1150
  • Number of attempts: 5
Box it - 7836 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #733 / 1868
  • Number of attempts: 10
multiple cursor alternative - 1487 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #363 / 377
  • Number of attempts: 1
Every other line - 2901 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #665 / 702
  • Number of attempts: 3
attr_aligner - 3454 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #583 / 695
  • Number of attempts: 3
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