Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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

Played Challenges

Modernise code - 227 entries

Modernise and clean up some C++ code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 44
  • Number of attempts: 2
Rural Post - 3439 entries

Simple challenge to remove all but the post code on each line

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Multiline to Single Line - 217 entries

Convert a multiline, indented file to a single line with no whitespace

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
Yo To Hello - 815 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5623 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10146 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 7550 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3394 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Team names - 1751 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 1
multiple cursor alternative - 1405 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 18125 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7356 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32554 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: 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4132 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11055 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2452 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4577 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 ! - 10489 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
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