Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Contribute to keyboard mashing - 165 entries

Speak in tongues

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #40 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fill in the chess board - 199 entries

Fill in the name of each square using its file (a-h) and rank (1-8).

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #32 / 46
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32773 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: #1675 / 7241
  • Number of attempts: 7
Swap values - 4409 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #467 / 1235
  • Number of attempts: 4
One number per line - 18295 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #497 / 3770
  • Number of attempts: 8
Swap values inside brackets - 2417 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #170 / 557
  • Number of attempts: 8
V to the i - 4615 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1337 / 1846
  • Number of attempts: 1
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2713 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #102 / 807
  • Number of attempts: 6
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3436 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #145 / 1113
  • Number of attempts: 5
Com(m)a Trouble - 3307 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #204 / 746
  • Number of attempts: 8
Box it - 7659 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #26 / 1830
  • Number of attempts: 6
Cool or not? - 748 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #81 / 214
  • Number of attempts: 7
Every other line - 2790 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #236 / 679
  • Number of attempts: 8
Copy three lines - 2766 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #119 / 620
  • Number of attempts: 10
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2773 / 4093
  • Number of attempts: 3
Team names - 1763 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #214 / 566
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 5408 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #161 / 1221
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7461 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #443 / 2022
  • Number of attempts: 5
One to Ten - 2072 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #423 / 635
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 595 entries

Change the middle part of the function name in multiple places, preferably using the next and dot commands.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #92 / 190
  • Number of attempts: 2
Build a six - 267 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #65 / 89
  • Number of attempts: 3
Increment each number - 946 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #63 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 7
Delete to the end of the current line - 711 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #102 / 348
  • Number of attempts: 2
Put the months in order - 915 entries

Our contractor thought that months should be in alphabetical order. Put them in calendar order please.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #59 / 155
  • Number of attempts: 6
move titles next to url, in quotes - 478 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #42 / 127
  • Number of attempts: 3
Array transposition - 2271 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #127 / 427
  • Number of attempts: 9
convert yml into java pojo field - 801 entries

How fast vim can create fields for java pojo i.e class declaration referring to a (simple) yml file

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #110 / 213
  • Number of attempts: 5
Collect List - 4155 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #585 / 1161
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 15666 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #838 / 4098
  • Number of attempts: 8
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10513 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2338 / 3629
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1682 / 3906
  • Number of attempts: 3
Remember FizzBuzz? - 560 entries

Output FizzBuzz to 100. Start with nothing.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 44
  • Position: #9 / 160
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 11438 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1666 / 3359
  • Number of attempts: 6
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