Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

C Reformatting - 654 entries

You may use Visual mode... or not. #uppercase

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 71
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 28356 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: 13
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 8
Pretty multi-line bash - 196 entries

Bash line continuations are much prettier when they're column aligned.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
One number per line - 15250 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 8
Align commas - 907 entries

There are 15,000 aligning challenges on vimgolf.com, and they're all exactly the same. I hope this one is a little different.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5595 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 36
  • Number of attempts: 3
Copy three lines - 2335 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9917 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 6547 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 13492 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 4
Stairs Indenting - 380 entries

Indent each line with <line number> whitespaces.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4223 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 11695 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Increment, increment, increment.... - 498 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 3967 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 7
underscore_to_camelCase - 141 entries

Pointy haired boss decided we need to switch to camelCase. Let's get this over with.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
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