Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32746 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: 23
  • Position: #2396 / 7235
  • Number of attempts: 7
One number per line - 18240 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1115 / 3760
  • Number of attempts: 4
V to the i - 4596 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1077 / 1837
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract argument from function - 2186 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #146 / 721
  • Number of attempts: 4
That hyphen - 2464 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #321 / 674
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11074 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2020 / 4088
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5393 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #400 / 1218
  • Number of attempts: 7
Vice versa - 7416 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #112 / 2011
  • Number of attempts: 6
comments galore - 954 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #57 / 405
  • Number of attempts: 2
Replace and keep the case - 390 entries

Replace all instance of plugin and Plugin to device and Device.

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #11 / 109
  • Number of attempts: 5
Collect List - 4146 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #148 / 1159
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15639 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1237 / 4095
  • Number of attempts: 4
-a-b-c- - 3077 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #319 / 1099
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10507 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #872 / 3626
  • Number of attempts: 2
quotes inside quotes - 2996 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: 3
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #219 / 1037
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12678 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1474 / 3904
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4863 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #385 / 1688
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11354 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1409 / 3335
  • Number of attempts: 2
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