Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Scrambled numbers - 764 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
Align commas - 957 entries

There are 15,000 aligning challenges on vimgolf.com, and they're all exactly the same. I hope this one is a little different.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11197 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
Wrap text in quotes - 315 entries

All the blocks of text should be wrapped in quotation marks.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4507 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 5
Search and Replace 0 - 4479 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 7
quotes inside quotes - 2973 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: 5
-a-b-c- - 3004 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5262 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10330 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Space out the alphabet - 1480 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 2
From A to B - 533 entries

Mirror and change this text block

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 7154 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 4035 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12372 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 17458 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 2
Split line with dots - 2043 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
comments galore - 930 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 31689 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: 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5734 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 48
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 4287 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract argument from function - 2138 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4777 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15130 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 10822 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
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