Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Modernise code - 645 entries

Modernise and clean up some C++ code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #101 / 149
  • Number of attempts: 1
swap number pairs - 1258 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #89 / 239
  • Number of attempts: 4
HS Final exam vimgolf - 569 entries

Change the initial file to a single line containing all names comma-separated with numbers inside parentheses.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #86 / 153
  • Number of attempts: 2
Rural Post - 3797 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #632 / 938
  • Number of attempts: 1
Satisfy the go linter - 1624 entries

You just came up with this briliant go vars package. But dang, you forgot to add comments to the exported variables. Can you add a comment over each variable with a TODO-placeholder?

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #191 / 333
  • Number of attempts: 6
Yo To Hello - 983 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #295 / 454
  • Number of attempts: 1
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 954 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: 43
  • Position: #181 / 193
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32773 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: 25
  • Position: #3324 / 7241
  • Number of attempts: 2
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5829 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #736 / 1434
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 18295 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1964 / 3770
  • Number of attempts: 2
Aliases for cd - 787 entries

Create these beautiful aliases with as few strokes as possible. Are you up for the challenge?

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #81 / 143
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4615 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1455 / 1846
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 10467 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1868 / 2966
  • Number of attempts: 1
Bad Copy Syntax - 1900 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #328 / 484
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3436 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #890 / 1113
  • Number of attempts: 4
Com(m)a Trouble - 3307 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #584 / 746
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 7659 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #1009 / 1830
  • Number of attempts: 2
Every other line - 2790 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #256 / 679
  • Number of attempts: 10
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #3125 / 4093
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7461 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #1828 / 2022
  • Number of attempts: 1
One to Ten - 2072 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #333 / 635
  • Number of attempts: 4
Line under headers - 1880 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #340 / 465
  • Number of attempts: 2
Square numbers - 81 entries

Boring math puzzle.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #17 / 34
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15666 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2325 / 4098
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10513 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #3268 / 3629
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2488 / 3906
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 11438 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1820 / 3359
  • Number of attempts: 4
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