Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 33086 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 / 7297
  • Number of attempts: 12
Swap values - 4490 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #270 / 1246
  • Number of attempts: 7
One number per line - 18472 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #3456 / 3807
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values inside brackets - 2441 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #33 / 564
  • Number of attempts: 10
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2781 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #142 / 824
  • Number of attempts: 7
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3483 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1000 / 1128
  • Number of attempts: 1
Com(m)a Trouble - 3478 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #35 / 780
  • Number of attempts: 14
Box it - 7722 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #1400 / 1842
  • Number of attempts: 3
Cool or not? - 765 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #30 / 218
  • Number of attempts: 6
html paragraph to table - 587 entries

reformat html paragraph to table

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 126
  • Position: #119 / 122
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11284 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1236 / 4140
  • Number of attempts: 7
ninja substitution - 1326 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #153 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 4207 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #424 / 1174
  • Number of attempts: 8
I forgot quotes - 15836 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #862 / 4131
  • Number of attempts: 9
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10562 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1383 / 3646
  • Number of attempts: 6
Simple text editing with Vim - 11822 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 / 3461
  • Number of attempts: 3
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