Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

swap number pairs - 1119 entries

Swap the numbers in a bunch of 2-element arrays.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #144 / 213
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32746 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: 23
  • Position: #2672 / 7235
  • Number of attempts: 9
One number per line - 18240 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #2203 / 3760
  • Number of attempts: 6
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2699 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #146 / 803
  • Number of attempts: 7
Add semicolons - 10429 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #840 / 2954
  • Number of attempts: 10
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3419 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #228 / 1108
  • Number of attempts: 3
Box it - 7622 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #1024 / 1819
  • Number of attempts: 8
Cool or not? - 738 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #37 / 212
  • Number of attempts: 4
html paragraph to table - 583 entries

reformat html paragraph to table

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 54
  • Position: #43 / 121
  • Number of attempts: 5
Convert Application Output to CSV - 166 entries

Change the application output to comma-separated values

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #26 / 47
  • Number of attempts: 5
Search and Replace 0 - 4534 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #595 / 1507
  • Number of attempts: 3
That hyphen - 2464 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #358 / 674
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11074 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1252 / 4088
  • Number of attempts: 5
Build a six - 264 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #43 / 87
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reorder the groups - 1071 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #29 / 246
  • Number of attempts: 6
I forgot quotes - 15639 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #1382 / 4095
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10507 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1399 / 3626
  • Number of attempts: 4
quotes inside quotes - 2996 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: 3
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #321 / 1037
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12677 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1700 / 3903
  • Number of attempts: 2
If-then-else regexp - 37 entries

Rules: - golf is never following golf - vim comes first! Drawing a finite-state machine diagram could help. #regexp

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #7 / 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
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