Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32904 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: 26
  • Position: #3473 / 7270
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #192 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 6
One number per line - 18377 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #317 / 3787
  • Number of attempts: 8
Split line with dots - 2098 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #255 / 622
  • Number of attempts: 4
multiple cursor alternative - 1447 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #30 / 369
  • Number of attempts: 5
Every other line - 2829 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #206 / 686
  • Number of attempts: 7
Just the middle - 11136 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #997 / 4112
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7520 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #316 / 2043
  • Number of attempts: 5
Generate a list of numbers - 276 entries

Please generate list of numbers from 1 to 20.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #102 / 131
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15728 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #641 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 6
Gray area - 698 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #22 / 259
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2212 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #816 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 1
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 1005 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #110 / 418
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4917 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #486 / 1701
  • Number of attempts: 3
Change the content of a string - 1350 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #170 / 521
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 11624 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1558 / 3410
  • Number of attempts: 4
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