Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

simple format - 2347 entries

make it look better.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 52
  • Number of attempts: 1
comment and uncomment code inline - 765 entries

It's very useful to be able to comment out a block of code in a quick edit. And likewise to uncomment the code. This operation often involves multi-line stanzas and even large blocks. With just line-wise navigation and insert mode this would cost you about 4 keystrokes per line. Master this hole of VimGolf and you'll quickly drop your key count in day to day Vim as well.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple, Practical, and Common - 23966 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: 23
  • Number of attempts: 11
Order and join - 728 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4243 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 5
V to the i - 3797 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 7
Com(m)a Trouble - 1261 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
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: 4
Just the middle - 8967 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 4
That hyphen - 2125 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 3413 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 7
Vertical Limit - 2097 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 4
unknown command - 107 entries

I want change 5 words

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 10831 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
A Simple One - 832 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: 1
Array transposition - 1515 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 54
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 11342 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
Don't know what this is - 1711 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: 19
  • Number of attempts: 3
Extract argument from function - 1975 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9368 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 6
Switch function arguments - 1815 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4019 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 12107 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 7
Basic renumbering - 4508 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 5
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