Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Every other line - 2484 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 4
One number per line - 16217 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 11
-a-b-c- - 2854 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Wrap text in quotes - 306 entries

All the blocks of text should be wrapped in quotation marks.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
Extract argument from function - 2127 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 5087 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 6
Search and Replace 0 - 4434 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
Swap values - 4153 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate a list of numbers - 256 entries

Please generate list of numbers from 1 to 20.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make HTML List - 917 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 41
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 11973 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
Vice versa - 6823 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 14254 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5660 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 43
  • Number of attempts: 2
Split line with dots - 2007 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple, Practical, and Common - 29764 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: 27
  • Number of attempts: 7
A grid of punctuation - 112 entries

Create a checkerboard of = and - in an 80×24 grid!

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
replacing each line of a block selection - 2682 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 8
attr_aligner - 3231 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 36
  • Number of attempts: 4
V to the i - 4332 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 4
comments galore - 916 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
C Reformatting - 654 entries

You may use Visual mode... or not. #uppercase

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 74
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mirror Symmetry - 735 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 4
switch variable - 4613 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Just the middle - 10310 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Alsa configuration - 475 entries

I'm tweaking my ~/.asoundrc file!

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 38
  • Number of attempts: 1
Align commas - 929 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: 19
  • Number of attempts: 2
Don't know what this is - 1857 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
Space out the alphabet - 1463 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 13
That hyphen - 2376 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10067 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 6
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 756 entries

Get rid of the '%' symbols and shift the decimal place. This is the easier version - all the columns line up.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Paragraph breaks - 424 entries

Swap the blank lines and the aaa lines.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Paragraph sort - 336 entries

My large herbivorous mammals, Vim commands, and POSIX utilities need to be sorted separately.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
From A to B - 524 entries

Mirror and change this text block

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 8
Collect List - 3874 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Scrambled numbers - 753 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 9
Pretty multi-line bash - 198 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 3
replace 2nd column blanks with values in same column if blank - 192 entries

Where ,SOMELOGB and ,SOMELOGC replaces each /r carriage return if 2nd column is blank. The replace only happens if 2nd column is blank though and should replace up to the non blank row.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 8
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