Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32758 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: 28
  • Position: #3972 / 7239
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4580 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #400 / 1516
  • Number of attempts: 2
That hyphen - 2467 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #490 / 675
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11080 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1882 / 4091
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5405 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #969 / 1220
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4149 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #664 / 1160
  • Number of attempts: 2
camel riding - 737 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #173 / 264
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12682 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #560 / 3905
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 11393 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #2632 / 3348
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5835 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #427 / 1442
  • Number of attempts: 5
Roben Kleene
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iOS Developer & UI Designer at Dow Jones

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