Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32904 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: #359 / 7270
  • Number of attempts: 13
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #773 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 4
V to the i - 4639 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #340 / 1856
  • Number of attempts: 5
Just the middle - 11136 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #590 / 4112
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5430 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #725 / 1227
  • Number of attempts: 6
Vice versa - 7520 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #694 / 2043
  • Number of attempts: 5
Sorting a glossary - 115 entries

Sort a glossary. Glossary head contains a header phrase ending with ':' and glossary body has multi line text indented with a tab.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #15 / 74
  • Number of attempts: 2
comments galore - 970 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #390 / 410
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4178 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #181 / 1166
  • Number of attempts: 13
I forgot quotes - 15728 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #367 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 13
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #923 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 6
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #647 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 8
Simple text editing with Vim - 11624 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1451 / 3410
  • Number of attempts: 14
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