Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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

Changelog, Rules & FAQ, updates: @vimgolf, RSS.

Your VimGolf key: please sign in

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

Played Challenges

Paragraph breaks - 431 entries

Swap the blank lines and the aaa lines.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
Pretty multi-line bash - 199 entries

Bash line continuations are much prettier when they're column aligned.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 3930 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
Generate a list of numbers - 259 entries

Please generate list of numbers from 1 to 20.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 16617 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 6
Swap values - 4178 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4663 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
comments galore - 924 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2461 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 10444 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
Letter case trickery - 1481 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: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
Every other line - 2525 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 2926 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4375 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10144 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Split line with dots - 2021 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
Align commas - 949 entries

There are 15,000 aligning challenges on vimgolf.com, and they're all exactly the same. I hope this one is a little different.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 30335 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: 8
Vice versa - 6926 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Put the months in order - 762 entries

Our contractor thought that months should be in alphabetical order. Put them in calendar order please.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 14487 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Copy three lines - 2483 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
replacing each line of a block selection - 2694 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5136 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11054 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: 3
Search and Replace 0 - 4444 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
quotes inside quotes - 2944 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: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 2886 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Netrisk Cool
Twitter:

entered into 28 challenges

contributed 0 challenges