Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32746 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: #263 / 7235
  • Number of attempts: 5
V to the i - 4596 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #311 / 1837
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4534 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #419 / 1507
  • Number of attempts: 4
That hyphen - 2464 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #101 / 674
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11074 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #526 / 4088
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5393 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #13 / 1218
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7414 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #115 / 2011
  • Number of attempts: 6
comments galore - 954 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #68 / 405
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4146 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #149 / 1159
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15639 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #327 / 4095
  • Number of attempts: 4
-a-b-c- - 3077 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #141 / 1099
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10507 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #873 / 3626
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vertical Limit - 2300 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #40 / 701
  • Number of attempts: 6
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