Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Count both ways - 918 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12083 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 30386 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: 31
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 16673 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 6932 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
Combines all items - 255 entries

For each line that starts with the same number I want to combine its contents

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 4197 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Order and join - 811 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 6
Just the middle - 10458 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 14504 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 10
Space out the alphabet - 1479 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
Every other line - 2525 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4377 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5155 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 5
quotes inside quotes - 2946 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: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4446 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10149 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 2901 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Dan Prince
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