Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32910 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: 27
  • Position: #3661 / 7271
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #218 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 3
Extract argument from function - 2215 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #124 / 728
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5430 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #365 / 1227
  • Number of attempts: 8
Vice versa - 7522 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #618 / 2044
  • Number of attempts: 4
camel riding - 745 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #28 / 267
  • Number of attempts: 5
swap or reverse - 104 entries

Try to swap or reverse the line as needed.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #23 / 62
  • Number of attempts: 1
Space out the alphabet - 1590 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #161 / 433
  • Number of attempts: 5
-a-b-c- - 3118 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #556 / 1112
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #734 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #547 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 11637 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #392 / 3413
  • Number of attempts: 5
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