Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

create arrows in a list - 65 entries

Add arrow at same distance

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate a list of numbers - 262 entries

Please generate list of numbers from 1 to 20.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 17703 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 7
Vice versa - 7234 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32052 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: 8
readability - 298 entries

Make the code readable by adding some spaces

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
Fix the XML - 921 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 2
Mute the second method of this script - 420 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Happy TvvO - 370 entries

Don’t forget the past, learn from it. Happy New Year.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 10908 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15280 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 7
Basic renumbering - 5325 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
learn vim in short time - 206 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
That hyphen - 2411 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 3008 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
V to the i - 4526 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1062 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract argument from function - 2146 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10415 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 5
quotes inside quotes - 2973 entries

taken from tip 85 of the very good book 'Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought' ! I'd be interested what people use :)

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12469 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap assigned value - 525 entries

Simple problem but looking for interesting solutions.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Dehamlizing - 156 entries

Change this piece of HAML code back into erb

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 43
  • Number of attempts: 1
Alphabetize the directory - 261 entries

Put the contacts and their information in alphabetical order.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 63
  • Number of attempts: 1
The holy-grail may help - 304 entries

Can you find it in less than 20 strokes, Arthur?

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Shebangs for all - 1694 entries

We've all seen or used a shebang once or twice. Ditch the specific paths and leave just a dynamic Ruby and Python bath behind.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
Reverse Simple Deletion - 739 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
The Cake is a Lie - 1168 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Ruby 1.9 compat - 566 entries

Remember when Ruby supported `when <expr> :`? Well, it doesn't in 1.9, so let's make sure we use `then`, without ruining our lovely new hash syntax!

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 4
Search and Replace 0 - 4482 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1270 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 11237 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
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