Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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swap number pairs - 1459 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #91 / 283
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32903 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: #832 / 7270
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #148 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 18377 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #192 / 3787
  • Number of attempts: 7
Copy three lines - 2794 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #190 / 625
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: #52 / 728
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11136 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #108 / 4112
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5428 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #448 / 1226
  • Number of attempts: 5
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 795 entries

Get rid of the '%' symbols and shift the decimal place. This is the easier version - all the columns line up.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #32 / 271
  • Number of attempts: 1
Combines all items - 269 entries

For each line that starts with the same number I want to combine its contents

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #51 / 123
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7519 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #740 / 2043
  • Number of attempts: 3
Paragraph breaks - 483 entries

Swap the blank lines and the aaa lines.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #25 / 160
  • Number of attempts: 4
Collect List - 4178 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #285 / 1166
  • Number of attempts: 4
VimGolfNight - 495 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #148 / 327
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15727 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #80 / 4113
  • Number of attempts: 2
Where should I put the Newline? - 842 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #24 / 421
  • Number of attempts: 2
Letter case trickery - 1547 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #84 / 498
  • Number of attempts: 3
quotes inside quotes - 3026 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: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #100 / 1044
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #227 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 6
switch variable - 4917 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #781 / 1701
  • Number of attempts: 2
Tyler Holien
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