Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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

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$ gem install vimgolf
$ vimgolf setup
$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

Played Challenges

Array transposition - 1515 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 1825 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 4508 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 1259 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
move titles next to url, in quotes - 243 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9368 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple, Practical, and Common - 23967 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: 2
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 3399 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
V to the i - 3797 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 10275 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: 2
Words in parens - 10831 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 5788 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Delete to the end of the current line - 382 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 1456 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Cool or not? - 372 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 5
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