Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Words in parens - 11996 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
Stairs Indenting - 384 entries

Indent each line with <line number> whitespaces.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1338 entries

Oh no, this line is longer than 80 chars... put each 'vim' on a new line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 6
Simple, Practical, and Common - 29847 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
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5661 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 10
vim = 22 / 7 - 408 entries

pi square vim

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 1
Numbering a List - 1760 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
VimGolfNight - 469 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 968 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Switch function arguments - 1876 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Letter case trickery - 1461 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: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 2942 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: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
replacing each line of a block selection - 2682 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 11015 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
Mess in revision history - 1037 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10085 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 9
Search and Replace 0 - 4434 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Vertical Limit - 2230 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 3
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