Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Enumerate Bullets - 168 entries

We will need to refer to the bullet points in our document explicitly later, so we need to assign them some ID's!

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #4 / 45
  • Number of attempts: 5
HS Final exam vimgolf - 630 entries

Change the initial file to a single line containing all names comma-separated with numbers inside parentheses.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #133 / 170
  • Number of attempts: 2
Rural Post - 4072 entries

Simple challenge to remove all but the post code on each line

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #247 / 1008
  • Number of attempts: 6
Satisfy the go linter - 1996 entries

You just came up with this briliant go vars package. But dang, you forgot to add comments to the exported variables. Can you add a comment over each variable with a TODO-placeholder?

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #43 / 400
  • Number of attempts: 11
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 694 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: 26
  • Position: #122 / 154
  • Number of attempts: 2
Yo To Hello - 1042 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #276 / 477
  • Number of attempts: 2
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 1025 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: 41
  • Position: #184 / 207
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32879 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: 22
  • Position: #2222 / 7266
  • Number of attempts: 9
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5946 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #262 / 1459
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18365 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #680 / 3785
  • Number of attempts: 11
Quote modules - 1013 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #118 / 257
  • Number of attempts: 3
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2741 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #243 / 813
  • Number of attempts: 7
Add semicolons - 10527 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1511 / 2986
  • Number of attempts: 4
Bad Copy Syntax - 1926 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #14 / 490
  • Number of attempts: 7
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3450 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #464 / 1119
  • Number of attempts: 4
Com(m)a Trouble - 3369 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #134 / 758
  • Number of attempts: 10
Box it - 7678 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #374 / 1834
  • Number of attempts: 7
Just the middle - 11119 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1447 / 4108
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 7508 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #576 / 2038
  • Number of attempts: 10
One to Ten - 2091 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #295 / 640
  • Number of attempts: 6
Line under headers - 1911 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #371 / 470
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15710 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #1064 / 4108
  • Number of attempts: 8
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10531 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1565 / 3636
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12721 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1127 / 3914
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple text editing with Vim - 11589 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #645 / 3402
  • Number of attempts: 2
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