Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32892 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: 32
  • Position: #5821 / 7268
  • Number of attempts: 3
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 567 entries

You're replying to an email with silly long lines. Clean them up.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #247 / 349
  • Number of attempts: 4
Search and Replace 0 - 4644 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #610 / 1539
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 7512 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #1868 / 2039
  • Number of attempts: 1
fib.c cleanup - 58 entries

cleanup the file

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #48 / 50
  • Number of attempts: 2
NATO phonetic alphabet - 469 entries

Transform the series of words into a list.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #41 / 179
  • Number of attempts: 4
A simple change - 393 entries

Just change the numbers in the most efficient way ...

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #158 / 174
  • Number of attempts: 3
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 1001 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #304 / 416
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vertical Limit - 2363 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #166 / 714
  • Number of attempts: 6
replacing each line of a block selection - 2791 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #201 / 732
  • Number of attempts: 7
Append semicolon after expressions - 939 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #233 / 383
  • Number of attempts: 3
Remove semicolons after expressions - 530 entries

A follow-up for http://vimgolf.com/challenges/4fc9d767d3a0d4000100000e.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #103 / 231
  • Number of attempts: 4
switch variable - 4903 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #564 / 1699
  • Number of attempts: 4
Sort the cardinal numbers - 269 entries

Maybe a simple challenge.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #59 / 139
  • Number of attempts: 2
Complete the hex array data - 190 entries

Do not use external tools(e.g. tac, seq) [My interpretation of Rule #7]

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #12 / 72
  • Number of attempts: 12
Complete the hex array data (Part II) - 135 entries

Do not use external tools(e.g. tac, seq) [My interpretation of Rule #7]

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #62 / 64
  • Number of attempts: 2
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1140 entries

Rubyists talk about being cutting edge but how many are using 1.9 in production? Time to convert those verbose 1.8 hashes in to symbolic, succinct 1.9 beauties!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #168 / 380
  • Number of attempts: 2
A Simple One - 914 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: 9
  • Position: #501 / 608
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse Simple Deletion - 754 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #337 / 427
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment, increment, increment.... - 559 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #328 / 368
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make Fancy Header - 960 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #249 / 325
  • Number of attempts: 3
Sort and add attributes - 1175 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #316 / 480
  • Number of attempts: 2
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