Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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$ vimgolf setup
$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

Played Challenges

Box it - 6331 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 8
Replace and keep the case - 369 entries

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

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 14487 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 5
Just the middle - 10445 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2461 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
prepend * to every non-blank line - 3341 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 8
Capitalize the Names - 125 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
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add semicolons - 8210 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 2929 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4375 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Yo To Hello - 395 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 16636 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 7
Get mail address from outlook format - 372 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple, Practical, and Common - 30347 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: 9
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 293 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
  • Number of attempts: 4
Split line with dots - 2021 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12075 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
comments galore - 924 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
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