Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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

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$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

Played Challenges

Vertical Limit - 2243 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 36
  • Number of attempts: 2
Start coding format - 128 entries

I used to start coding with following format: int main(){ -(cursor here) }

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 4
Split line with dots - 2023 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4380 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10151 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
That hyphen - 2393 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 9
Just the middle - 10464 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 4
switch variable - 4665 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 859 entries

A novice Python using prints Hello World! and a pro shows him different way. Using vim to get into pro style from novice, win the challenge.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 42
  • Number of attempts: 3
VimGolfNight - 471 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
The name of the game - 596 entries

End up with the name of the game.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Numbering a List - 1764 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 4199 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Two become one - 692 entries

We have two c arrays and want to make one two dimensional out of it. Can we do that?

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 16694 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 4
The meaning - 509 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 2
Wrap text in quotes - 311 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 1
Gray area - 669 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 5165 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 11067 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
Switch function arguments - 1888 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1267 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap assigned value - 518 entries

Simple problem but looking for interesting solutions.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 14512 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 30428 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: 23
  • Number of attempts: 8
Vice versa - 6936 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
learn vim in short time - 196 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
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