Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32765 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: 28
  • Position: #4070 / 7241
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 18295 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #1987 / 3770
  • Number of attempts: 2
Copy three lines - 2766 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #521 / 620
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2467 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #641 / 675
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2189 / 4093
  • Number of attempts: 1
Align commas - 1010 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: 16
  • Position: #121 / 232
  • Number of attempts: 3
abcd > a b c d - 251 entries

transform the single spaces into 4 spaces repeat for each line

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #38 / 198
  • Number of attempts: 3
Extract text from xml - 101 entries

Extract text from xml file (ignoring commented out elements) and create a one line regex.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #23 / 41
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make it more readable - 1860 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #530 / 613
  • Number of attempts: 1
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