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: 35
  • Position: #6322 / 7241
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 4409 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #974 / 1235
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 18294 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #3506 / 3770
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4615 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #1600 / 1846
  • Number of attempts: 3
That hyphen - 2467 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #625 / 675
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #3660 / 4093
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make HTML List - 982 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #86 / 259
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5408 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #721 / 1221
  • Number of attempts: 3
JS notation to Immutable.js notation - 153 entries

Now Immutable.js made its way into many frontends. This challenge consists of a typical refactoring that many of us are facing now.

  • Best score: 35
  • Best player score: 49
  • Position: #51 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7448 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #1649 / 2019
  • Number of attempts: 4
comments galore - 956 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 54
  • Position: #405 / 406
  • Number of attempts: 2
Replace and keep the case - 390 entries

Replace all instance of plugin and Plugin to device and Device.

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #106 / 109
  • Number of attempts: 1
Create bison tokens - 34 entries

Create tokens for bison out of a known list of words

  • Best score: 85
  • Best player score: 116
  • Position: #15 / 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4155 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #1147 / 1161
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15666 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2776 / 4098
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 3081 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #913 / 1100
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10513 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #3453 / 3629
  • Number of attempts: 3
quotes inside quotes - 2998 entries

taken from tip 85 of the very good book 'Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought' ! I'd be interested what people use :)

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #938 / 1037
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #3712 / 3906
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4868 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1353 / 1691
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11431 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1899 / 3357
  • Number of attempts: 3
Christopher Wells
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A programmer and digital artist. Computer Science student at SUNY Oswego.

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