Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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$ gem install vimgolf
$ vimgolf setup
$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

Played Challenges

Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 954 entries

For each line replace a search pattern (in this case $) with numbers starting at 1 and then increasing by 1 for each replaced match. a$b$c$ -> a0b1c2

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 55
  • Position: #187 / 193
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32765 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: 39
  • Position: #6895 / 7241
  • Number of attempts: 4
V to the i - 4615 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1824 / 1846
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #3874 / 4093
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15666 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #3301 / 4098
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10513 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #3358 / 3629
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #3619 / 3906
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11431 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #3078 / 3357
  • Number of attempts: 2
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