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: 24
  • Position: #2779 / 7276
  • Number of attempts: 6
V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1071 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 2
That hyphen - 2500 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #579 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1971 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5436 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #630 / 1228
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 7535 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1735 / 2048
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4184 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #110 / 1167
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15748 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2454 / 4116
  • Number of attempts: 2
Count both ways - 962 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #164 / 342
  • Number of attempts: 2
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1107 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #115 / 292
  • Number of attempts: 5
Don't know what this is - 1951 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #542 / 572
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1880 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1374 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4944 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #855 / 1708
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 14
  • Position: #1413 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 3
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