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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32881 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: #2768 / 7266
  • Number of attempts: 3
That hyphen - 2488 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #499 / 680
  • Number of attempts: 7
Just the middle - 11124 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1505 / 4109
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7508 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #957 / 2038
  • Number of attempts: 6
Collect List - 4172 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #530 / 1165
  • Number of attempts: 3
learn vim in short time - 215 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #17 / 146
  • Number of attempts: 1
Gray area - 684 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #38 / 255
  • Number of attempts: 7
Piphilology - 124 entries

Piphilology comprises the creation and use of mnemonic techniques to remember a span of digits of the mathematical constant π. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piphilology

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #25 / 49
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10531 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #275 / 3636
  • Number of attempts: 10
attr_aligner - 3387 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #336 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 3
quotes inside quotes - 3020 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: 16
  • Position: #554 / 1043
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12729 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #341 / 3917
  • Number of attempts: 10
switch variable - 4903 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #1150 / 1699
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11594 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #2585 / 3403
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5975 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 54
  • Position: #1317 / 1476
  • Number of attempts: 1
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