Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32752 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: #1779 / 7238
  • Number of attempts: 12
Swap values - 4401 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #270 / 1233
  • Number of attempts: 7
One number per line - 18269 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #3419 / 3766
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values inside brackets - 2404 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #33 / 555
  • Number of attempts: 10
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2704 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #131 / 804
  • Number of attempts: 7
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3426 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #983 / 1110
  • Number of attempts: 1
Com(m)a Trouble - 3287 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #35 / 743
  • Number of attempts: 14
Box it - 7640 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #1385 / 1825
  • Number of attempts: 3
Cool or not? - 744 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #30 / 213
  • Number of attempts: 6
html paragraph to table - 583 entries

reformat html paragraph to table

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 126
  • Position: #118 / 121
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11080 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1236 / 4091
  • Number of attempts: 7
ninja substitution - 1254 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #143 / 240
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 4149 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #424 / 1160
  • Number of attempts: 8
I forgot quotes - 15647 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #862 / 4096
  • Number of attempts: 9
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10511 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1383 / 3628
  • Number of attempts: 6
Simple text editing with Vim - 11391 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #582 / 3347
  • Number of attempts: 3
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