Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Multiline to Single Line - 410 entries

Convert a multiline, indented file to a single line with no whitespace

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #9 / 196
  • Number of attempts: 1
Data reformat - 220 entries

Reformat this copy-paste data! #csv

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 68
  • Position: #41 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 3
xrandr outputs and dashes - 587 entries

uh oh, different video drivers identify display outputs with more dashes. Quick, need to change this xrandr script!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #47 / 191
  • Number of attempts: 5
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 677 entries

ThunderLinks are durable hyperlinks to specific email messages generated from Thunderbird in HTML format. Leverage the power of vim to make them suitable for a markdown-formatted file.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #22 / 151
  • Number of attempts: 10
Yo To Hello - 1000 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #135 / 462
  • Number of attempts: 1
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 970 entries

For each line replace a search pattern (in this case $) with numbers starting at 1 and then increasing by 1 for each replaced match. a$b$c$ -> a0b1c2

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #82 / 199
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32803 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: 27
  • Position: #3943 / 7246
  • Number of attempts: 2
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5850 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #550 / 1439
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18320 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1280 / 3775
  • Number of attempts: 6
Quote modules - 1003 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #58 / 255
  • Number of attempts: 7
Add semicolons - 10480 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1452 / 2972
  • Number of attempts: 2
Bad Copy Syntax - 1912 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #191 / 488
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3442 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #415 / 1115
  • Number of attempts: 5
Com(m)a Trouble - 3336 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #282 / 750
  • Number of attempts: 8
Box it - 7667 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #743 / 1831
  • Number of attempts: 11
Just the middle - 11102 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1392 / 4100
  • Number of attempts: 7
Line under headers - 1905 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #164 / 468
  • Number of attempts: 10
I forgot quotes - 15704 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #1043 / 4104
  • Number of attempts: 9
Words in parens - 12703 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1796 / 3909
  • Number of attempts: 2
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