Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

Pick a challenge, fire up Vim, and show us what you got.

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Played Challenges

Rural Post - 3762 entries

Simple challenge to remove all but the post code on each line

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #273 / 931
  • Number of attempts: 7
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 608 entries

ThunderLinks are durable hyperlinks to specific email messages generated from Thunderbird in HTML format. Leverage the power of vim to make them suitable for a markdown-formatted file.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #123 / 138
  • Number of attempts: 3
Yo To Hello - 923 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #353 / 434
  • Number of attempts: 2
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 914 entries

For each line replace a search pattern (in this case $) with numbers starting at 1 and then increasing by 1 for each replaced match. a$b$c$ -> a0b1c2

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #148 / 187
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 29
  • Position: #4839 / 7239
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18278 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #3293 / 3768
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10455 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1530 / 2962
  • Number of attempts: 7
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3426 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #914 / 1110
  • Number of attempts: 2
Box it - 7640 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #1623 / 1825
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11080 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #3778 / 4091
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15656 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2315 / 4097
  • Number of attempts: 3
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