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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32953 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: #4273 / 7275
  • Number of attempts: 6
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #601 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 18395 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #2667 / 3793
  • Number of attempts: 7
Swap values inside brackets - 2433 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #143 / 561
  • Number of attempts: 7
V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #595 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 4
Com(m)a Trouble - 3410 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #170 / 764
  • Number of attempts: 10
Preferably without multi-cursor plugin - 476 entries

Originally asked as question on reddit by kpthunder: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/9fvsro/what_is_the_most_efficient_way_to_go_about/

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #97 / 116
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2695 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 2
Learn some german verbs - 504 entries

The list needs to be structured so we can print in verbatim and feel ok about how it looks.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 53
  • Position: #120 / 125
  • Number of attempts: 3
Acute accents - 31 entries

Featuring all 17 lowercase letters with an acute accent digraph. Find a way to automate the digraphs.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 49
  • Position: #22 / 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7535 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #400 / 2048
  • Number of attempts: 6
convert yml into java pojo field - 818 entries

How fast vim can create fields for java pojo i.e class declaration referring to a (simple) yml file

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #99 / 217
  • Number of attempts: 8
I forgot quotes - 15748 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1770 / 4116
  • Number of attempts: 5
-a-b-c- - 3118 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #367 / 1112
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1310 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 7
attr_aligner - 3402 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #624 / 685
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #2936 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 3
replacing each line of a block selection - 2800 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #196 / 735
  • Number of attempts: 6
switch variable - 4944 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #519 / 1708
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11657 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1636 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6033 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #523 / 1486
  • Number of attempts: 2
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