Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32962 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: #62 / 7276
  • Number of attempts: 9
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #22 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 6
One number per line - 18395 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1737 / 3793
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #263 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 2
Array propagate - 311 entries

Complete the array with the keys as part of the value

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #67 / 110
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2500 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #571 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #380 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 3
Make HTML List - 987 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #154 / 261
  • Number of attempts: 3
Remember VimGolf Rules ! - 235 entries

Rules, ... and don't forget !

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #17 / 127
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5436 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #380 / 1228
  • Number of attempts: 10
create arrows in a list - 88 entries

Add arrow at same distance

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #18 / 63
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add to end of each line... kinda - 290 entries

Visual-block mode can be used to add something to the end of each line, even if they are of differing lengths. However, what if it's not quite at the end?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #14 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7537 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #26 / 2049
  • Number of attempts: 5
Mirrored text - 162 entries

backward and forward, and long enough to be challenging

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #37 / 69
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4184 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #676 / 1167
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #773 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #574 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 16
  • Position: #2078 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 6
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