Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #169 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 2
Extract argument from function - 2215 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #578 / 728
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2498 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #418 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11136 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #148 / 4112
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5430 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #334 / 1227
  • Number of attempts: 5
Interleave lines - 134 entries

This is some kind of « paste -d'\n' c b a ». There are many ways to achieve this.. just find the shortest!

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #39 / 55
  • Number of attempts: 1
Logging with key - 292 entries

Sometimes it is better to log with meaningful key

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #36 / 84
  • Number of attempts: 3
Sorting database text output - 206 entries

Sometimes it is nice to be able to quickly take column-formatted text output from the SQL command line and turn it into a list of useful data. In this case we want a unique, sorted list of the values from the second column combined into one comma-separated list. What is the fewest strokes you can do this in?

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #19 / 79
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15740 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #101 / 4115
  • Number of attempts: 5
-a-b-c- - 3118 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #520 / 1112
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #635 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #493 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 3
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 1005 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #79 / 418
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4917 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #832 / 1701
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11637 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #335 / 3413
  • Number of attempts: 9

Contributed Challenges

Rail fence transposition cipher - 70 entries

Solve a rail fence transposition cipher using vim. This ciphertext was created using two rails. Use vim to transpose the text and recover the original quote.

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entered into 15 challenges

contributed 1 challenges