Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

Pick a challenge, fire up Vim, and show us what you got.

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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32758 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
  • Position: #3689 / 7239
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values - 4401 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #796 / 1233
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 18278 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1549 / 3768
  • Number of attempts: 5
V to the i - 4605 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #355 / 1842
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11080 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #621 / 4091
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5405 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #1076 / 1220
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4866 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1470 / 1690
  • Number of attempts: 1
A Simple One - 877 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #431 / 586
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment, increment, increment.... - 532 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #289 / 358
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make Fancy Header - 929 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #265 / 313
  • Number of attempts: 4
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