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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32992 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: #1408 / 7283
  • Number of attempts: 16
Swap values - 4485 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1054 / 1246
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 18435 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #449 / 3801
  • Number of attempts: 11
Swap values inside brackets - 2440 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #112 / 563
  • Number of attempts: 9
Swap the operands under comparison - 263 entries

Swap the operands under comparison to prevent null pointer exception (at least in java)

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #5 / 95
  • Number of attempts: 6
Com(m)a Trouble - 3441 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #171 / 769
  • Number of attempts: 5
Preferably without multi-cursor plugin - 501 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: 39
  • Position: #89 / 119
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11263 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1137 / 4135
  • Number of attempts: 4
Team names - 1781 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #173 / 572
  • Number of attempts: 5
convert yml into java pojo field - 820 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: 29
  • Position: #6 / 218
  • Number of attempts: 11
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10557 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #3357 / 3643
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11708 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #545 / 3431
  • Number of attempts: 7
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