Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 1106 entries

For each line replace a search pattern (in this case $) with numbers starting at 1 and then increasing by 1 for each replaced match. a$b$c$ -> a0b1c2

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #99 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33411 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: 29
  • Position: #4909 / 7372
  • Number of attempts: 1
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6236 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #550 / 1522
  • Number of attempts: 7
One number per line - 18634 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #1527 / 3846
  • Number of attempts: 5
Aliases for cd - 851 entries

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

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #83 / 151
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 10801 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1439 / 3047
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3546 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #765 / 1147
  • Number of attempts: 2
Com(m)a Trouble - 3682 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #298 / 830
  • Number of attempts: 4
Box it - 7830 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #751 / 1867
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11364 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #3053 / 4165
  • Number of attempts: 2
Line under headers - 2004 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #170 / 496
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15932 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1951 / 4162
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10632 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2444 / 3669
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12861 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1096 / 3947
  • Number of attempts: 3
Alphabet soup - 420 entries

Create a column of all alphabet characters organized in a funky way

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #63 / 104
  • Number of attempts: 2
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