Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32953 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: #540 / 7275
  • Number of attempts: 9
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #663 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 18394 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #2290 / 3792
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1156 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 1
Split line with dots - 2098 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #368 / 622
  • Number of attempts: 2
Copy three lines - 2801 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #355 / 625
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #3379 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5436 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #1005 / 1228
  • Number of attempts: 1
Wrap text in quotes - 340 entries

All the blocks of text should be wrapped in quotation marks.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #74 / 115
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7530 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1205 / 2047
  • Number of attempts: 1
Align commas - 1040 entries

There are 15,000 aligning challenges on vimgolf.com, and they're all exactly the same. I hope this one is a little different.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #193 / 236
  • Number of attempts: 1
From A to B - 556 entries

Mirror and change this text block

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #110 / 153
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 4184 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #703 / 1167
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15740 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2483 / 4115
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #2739 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2635 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11652 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1479 / 3417
  • Number of attempts: 2
Amory Schlender
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Health data scientist, long-suffering cyclist, cofounder of InSample, builder of Things.

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