Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Pairs of numbers - 340 entries

Line 1 represents x, line 2 y-data. Bring the corresponding pairs in the form "[x,y]\n"

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12151 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 6
html paragraph to table - 550 entries

reformat html paragraph to table

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 86
  • Number of attempts: 1
Wrap text in quotes - 311 entries

All the blocks of text should be wrapped in quotation marks.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
Box it - 6571 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 13
  • Number of attempts: 7
Just the middle - 10565 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 5
C Reformatting - 665 entries

You may use Visual mode... or not. #uppercase

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 63
  • Number of attempts: 1
Number an outline - 199 entries

The indent and words are right, but the numbers are all wrong.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 64
  • Number of attempts: 4
Hole-in-one - 963 entries

Lets take this golf thing literally.. Drive off the tee into the hole, and of course you don't strike the ball completely clean.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
Lookahead and Lookbehind - 65 entries

Look everywhere

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Team names - 1654 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
prepend * to every non-blank line - 3784 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 6
quotes inside quotes - 2952 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: 6
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2523 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
replacing each line of a block selection - 2704 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 5
Vertical Limit - 2243 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 2
Todo list specification - 319 entries

The every item on the todo list must be done today. Modify the list to reflect that.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 4
Draw the Go board - 121 entries

which is a 19×19 lines board. Here we use ascii characters only for simplicity. See diff file to get a sense. (See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_(game))

  • Best score: 50
  • Best player score: 51
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple, Practical, and Common - 30752 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: 27
  • Number of attempts: 2
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