Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

V to the i - 4596 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #169 / 1837
  • Number of attempts: 2
Extract argument from function - 2186 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #571 / 721
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2464 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #410 / 674
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11074 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #148 / 4088
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5393 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #327 / 1218
  • Number of attempts: 5
Interleave lines - 127 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: #37 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 1
Logging with key - 282 entries

Sometimes it is better to log with meaningful key

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #34 / 81
  • Number of attempts: 3
Sorting database text output - 194 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 / 75
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15639 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #101 / 4095
  • Number of attempts: 5
-a-b-c- - 3077 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #513 / 1099
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10507 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #635 / 3626
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12678 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #489 / 3904
  • Number of attempts: 3
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 979 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #79 / 407
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4863 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #822 / 1688
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11365 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 / 3337
  • 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