Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32992 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: 26
  • Position: #3448 / 7283
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 18426 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #2840 / 3799
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4645 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1202 / 1859
  • Number of attempts: 2
Every other line - 2839 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #461 / 688
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11263 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2373 / 4135
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 801 entries

Get rid of the '%' symbols and shift the decimal place. This is the easier version - all the columns line up.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #266 / 274
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7568 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1021 / 2055
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15769 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1667 / 4119
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 3125 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #638 / 1114
  • Number of attempts: 1
Don't know what this is - 1959 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #510 / 574
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10557 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2153 / 3643
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 3051 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: 16
  • Position: #619 / 1050
  • Number of attempts: 2

Contributed Challenges

Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 801 entries

Get rid of the '%' symbols and shift the decimal place. This is the easier version - all the columns line up.

Colin Jacobs
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Astro and Deep Learning PhD student, tech commentator, political hack. Technology, science, nerdiness.

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