Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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

Played Challenges

Flodder-challenge - 807 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 47
  • Number of attempts: 4
Changing URL path in CSS - 113 entries

What's the quickest way to swap out all the URLs in a CSS file? Is it wasted keystrokes using look-behinds and look-aheads? (I'm sorry for the delete/report--I made a mistake with the last one requiring an ugly search for graphic to replace with images. I just intended this to be a simple search and replace that might possibly generate some macros or normals solutions that are quicker)

  • Best score: 40
  • Best player score: 49
  • Number of attempts: 3
Table Reshuffle - 325 entries

Fix the column order in this table... also append the new 'username' column.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 45
  • Number of attempts: 2
lipsum lines - 239 entries

Convert a quoted block of text into strings in a list.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 40
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 3502 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 6
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge3 - 15 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 4
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 12148 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 9421 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array propagate - 237 entries

Complete the array with the keys as part of the value

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 4
A Simple One - 845 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 11168 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge5 - 44 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge4 - 32 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
Deleting folded text - 274 entries

The text below contains three folds. Delete them (and the text inside them). For example: 123 456 /*{{{*/ 789 /*}}}*/ 012 Should become: 123 012 Also, add `aoeuaoeu` to make sure small solutions don't get flagged as cheating.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 6064 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 2
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge6 - 24 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 3
  • Number of attempts: 1
Delete to the end of the current line - 482 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
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge1 - 20 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
Interactive git rebase changing commands - 151 entries

How to change the action of some commits in git rebase dialog.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge2 - 78 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 1
The meaning - 502 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
Number Sort - 244 entries

sort the list of newline-separated numbers incrementally. Numbers are in the range 1 to 1000, with 500 missing

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 13373 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 5
Sort yaml structures alphabetically by root key names - 25 entries

sometimes we want to sort structures alphabetically in yaml files

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 44
  • Number of attempts: 5
switch variable - 4342 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
Collect List - 3544 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 9
Simple, Practical, and Common - 25679 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: 22
  • Number of attempts: 4
CSV to JSON - 143 entries

A search for shortest vimissh way to convert CSV to JSON.

  • Best score: 56
  • Best player score: 166
  • Number of attempts: 2
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1294 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values - 3617 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Switch function arguments - 1841 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1

Contributed Challenges

Switch function arguments - 1841 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

Interactive git rebase changing commands - 151 entries

How to change the action of some commits in git rebase dialog.

Lajos Koszti
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entered into 31 challenges

contributed 2 challenges