Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32953 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: #3543 / 7275
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #253 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 6
One number per line - 18395 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1812 / 3793
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values inside brackets - 2433 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #432 / 561
  • Number of attempts: 5
V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #606 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 6
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2751 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #55 / 815
  • Number of attempts: 9
Extract argument from function - 2218 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #215 / 729
  • Number of attempts: 9
Search and Replace 0 - 4676 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #543 / 1549
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2724 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5436 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #1116 / 1228
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7535 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #420 / 2048
  • Number of attempts: 8
comments galore - 970 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #383 / 410
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4184 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #396 / 1167
  • Number of attempts: 2
camel riding - 745 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #245 / 267
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15748 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2609 / 4116
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1331 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2680 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vertical Limit - 2369 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #236 / 717
  • Number of attempts: 1
replacing each line of a block selection - 2800 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #390 / 735
  • Number of attempts: 3
Switch function arguments - 1982 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #161 / 627
  • Number of attempts: 4
Remove noise from HTTP log - 663 entries

This piece of log (from the year 2000) contains some irrelevant data. We only want to see the HTTP method and resource.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #256 / 261
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4944 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #933 / 1708
  • Number of attempts: 2
A Simple One - 934 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #593 / 617
  • Number of attempts: 2
The Cake is a Lie - 1215 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #363 / 491
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1350 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #329 / 521
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sort and add attributes - 1207 entries

Sort the states and add the attribute country to each record.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #212 / 489
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1151 entries

Get the sentence back in the proper order, remove duplicate lines, and then combine the separate lines into one.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #318 / 347
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11657 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #2546 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6033 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 49
  • Position: #1229 / 1486
  • Number of attempts: 2
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