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

Extract argument from function - 2138 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 17466 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4777 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
xrandr outputs and dashes - 390 entries

uh oh, different video drivers identify display outputs with more dashes. Quick, need to change this xrandr script!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
comments galore - 930 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 31709 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
  • Number of attempts: 1
Alsa configuration - 478 entries

I'm tweaking my ~/.asoundrc file!

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 4
attr_aligner - 3282 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 10825 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15138 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
Scrambled numbers - 764 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 3
That hyphen - 2411 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5734 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 40
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 2973 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
V to the i - 4508 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 5273 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 7
-a-b-c- - 3004 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
Align commas - 957 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: 4
Space out the alphabet - 1480 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11200 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
Collect List - 4035 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 8
Split line with dots - 2043 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 6
Vice versa - 7165 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 7
Words in parens - 12378 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10337 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
prepend * to every non-blank line - 4858 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
From A to B - 533 entries

Mirror and change this text block

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
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