Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32879 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: 22
  • Position: #556 / 7266
  • Number of attempts: 22
Swap values - 4420 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #92 / 1238
  • Number of attempts: 6
One number per line - 18365 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #73 / 3785
  • Number of attempts: 26
Split line with dots - 2087 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #75 / 620
  • Number of attempts: 12
Every other line - 2815 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #290 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 5
Copy three lines - 2785 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #206 / 623
  • Number of attempts: 15
Just the middle - 11119 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #677 / 4108
  • Number of attempts: 10
Team names - 1773 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #93 / 569
  • Number of attempts: 17
Vice versa - 7508 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #205 / 2038
  • Number of attempts: 7
C Reformatting - 684 entries

You may use Visual mode... or not. #uppercase

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #25 / 159
  • Number of attempts: 15
Paragraph sort - 406 entries

My large herbivorous mammals, Vim commands, and POSIX utilities need to be sorted separately.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #49 / 118
  • Number of attempts: 7
Array of characters - 133 entries

We all copy paste things off the internet, but the syntax doesn't look right. Fix it as fast as possible.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #24 / 40
  • Number of attempts: 2
A grid of punctuation - 114 entries

Create a checkerboard of = and - in an 80×24 grid!

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #50 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 3
Generate a list of numbers - 274 entries

Please generate list of numbers from 1 to 20.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #23 / 129
  • Number of attempts: 4
Collect List - 4172 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #925 / 1165
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15710 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #433 / 4108
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10531 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1001 / 3636
  • Number of attempts: 11
Words in parens - 12721 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #683 / 3914
  • Number of attempts: 14
Simple text editing with Vim - 11588 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #2878 / 3401
  • Number of attempts: 4
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