Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

swap number pairs - 1357 entries

Swap the numbers in a bunch of 2-element arrays.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #18 / 263
  • Number of attempts: 12
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 677 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: 18
  • Position: #10 / 151
  • Number of attempts: 4
Capitalize the Names - 297 entries

I want to capitalize the names in quotes, but just the people's names, not the file names.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #14 / 76
  • Number of attempts: 4
Yo To Hello - 1004 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #64 / 463
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32803 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: #150 / 7246
  • Number of attempts: 9
Get mail address from outlook format - 563 entries

Create a mail list space separated of mail list formatted by outlook

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #40 / 175
  • Number of attempts: 5
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5851 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #158 / 1440
  • Number of attempts: 8
One number per line - 18320 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #651 / 3775
  • Number of attempts: 7
V to the i - 4629 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #308 / 1852
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2720 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #221 / 809
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10480 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #528 / 2972
  • Number of attempts: 4
Split line with dots - 2087 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #503 / 620
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3442 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #402 / 1115
  • Number of attempts: 2
Box it - 7667 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #330 / 1831
  • Number of attempts: 8
Just the middle - 11102 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1385 / 4100
  • Number of attempts: 3
comments galore - 967 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #43 / 409
  • Number of attempts: 1
Replace and keep the case - 390 entries

Replace all instance of plugin and Plugin to device and Device.

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #7 / 109
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15704 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #1030 / 4104
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12703 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1084 / 3909
  • Number of attempts: 5
switch variable - 4899 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #638 / 1697
  • Number of attempts: 3
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