Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Copy three lines - 2516 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
comment and uncomment code inline - 947 entries

It's very useful to be able to comment out a block of code in a quick edit. And likewise to uncomment the code. This operation often involves multi-line stanzas and even large blocks. With just line-wise navigation and insert mode this would cost you about 4 keystrokes per line. Master this hole of VimGolf and you'll quickly drop your key count in day to day Vim as well.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 6
Refactor typescript arrow function type - 215 entries

Make arrow function type less verbose and easier to read

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 2
Array transposition - 2047 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 48
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 762 entries

Get rid of the '%' symbols and shift the decimal place. This is the easier version - all the columns line up.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Team names - 1654 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11103 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 4
Every other line - 2563 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Split line with dots - 2025 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 2925 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
V to the i - 4425 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10184 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add semicolons - 8518 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 7
Search and Replace 0 - 4450 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
switch variable - 4696 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values - 4223 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 16892 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 17
Words in parens - 12151 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 3956 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple, Practical, and Common - 30753 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
  • Number of attempts: 13
Just the middle - 10565 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 6
That hyphen - 2397 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 9
Paragraph breaks - 431 entries

Swap the blank lines and the aaa lines.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 5
Order and join - 811 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 7
Combines all items - 255 entries

For each line that starts with the same number I want to combine its contents

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 6999 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 14691 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 5
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