Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32953 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: 35
  • Position: #6461 / 7275
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 18395 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #3630 / 3793
  • Number of attempts: 1
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 592 entries

You're replying to an email with silly long lines. Clean them up.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #323 / 357
  • Number of attempts: 2
Box it - 7682 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #1533 / 1836
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4676 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #1468 / 1549
  • Number of attempts: 4
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 906 entries

A novice Python using prints Hello World! and a pro shows him different way. Using vim to get into pro style from novice, win the challenge.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 49
  • Position: #311 / 352
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15748 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #3593 / 4116
  • Number of attempts: 2
It'ss tooo coold too typpe todaay - 209 entries

My hands are numb with cold. It's hard to type correctly.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #50 / 95
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shebangs for all - 1777 entries

We've all seen or used a shebang once or twice. Ditch the specific paths and leave just a dynamic Ruby and Python bath behind.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #439 / 468
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reverse and count - 415 entries

Someone typed things upside down and now a Vim ninja needs to reverse the lines and count how many there are.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 55
  • Position: #157 / 159
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 compat - 597 entries

Remember when Ruby supported `when <expr> :`? Well, it doesn't in 1.9, so let's make sure we use `then`, without ruining our lovely new hash syntax!

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #207 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment, increment, increment.... - 591 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #355 / 378
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context insensitive completion 0 - 474 entries

Buried in the lines you're not supposed to add is the line "Add this line!" Add that line to the top of the file.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #192 / 223
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat some Python - 565 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 64
  • Position: #199 / 223
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1350 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #447 / 521
  • Number of attempts: 4
Sort and add attributes - 1207 entries

Sort the states and add the attribute country to each record.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #467 / 489
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1151 entries

Get the sentence back in the proper order, remove duplicate lines, and then combine the separate lines into one.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #329 / 347
  • Number of attempts: 2
Flodder-challenge - 927 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 53
  • Position: #255 / 273
  • Number of attempts: 1
Jan B.
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