Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Kolakoski sequence -- level 1 - 36 entries

Generate the Kolakoski sequence as described by its first 75 terms.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 114
  • Number of attempts: 1
simple format - 2565 entries

make it look better.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 78
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 2290 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 24440 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: 22
  • Number of attempts: 10
Team names - 1419 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
comments galore - 901 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 2544 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 12428 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 11
Split line with dots - 1799 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 11553 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Every other line - 2051 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Build a six - 185 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 54
  • Number of attempts: 4
move titles next to url, in quotes - 245 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 5866 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Generate a list of numbers - 238 entries

Please generate list of numbers from 1 to 20.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
replacing each line of a block selection - 2487 entries

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

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 3
comment and uncomment code inline - 785 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: 10
  • Number of attempts: 4
Remember VimGolf Rules ! - 199 entries

Rules, ... and don't forget !

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 4
Collect List - 3432 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 899 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 10930 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
A Simple One - 834 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
Just the middle - 9074 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Delete to the end of the current line - 421 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 1547 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 3854 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 5
switch variable - 4281 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 7
Swap values inside brackets - 1408 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 2
That hyphen - 2148 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
unknown command - 107 entries

I want change 5 words

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1285 entries

Oh no, this line is longer than 80 chars... put each 'vim' on a new line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 8
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 364 entries

Change the middle part of the function name in multiple places, preferably using the next and dot commands.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 7
The name of the game - 580 entries

End up with the name of the game.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Separate the lines - 126 entries

Every other line is mixed up. Separate them into their original texts.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9432 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1065 entries

Rubyists talk about being cutting edge but how many are using 1.9 in production? Time to convert those verbose 1.8 hashes in to symbolic, succinct 1.9 beauties!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Put the months in order - 403 entries

Our contractor thought that months should be in alphabetical order. Put them in calendar order please.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 48
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 1439 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 4
One to Ten - 845 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Com(m)a Trouble - 1604 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 10332 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
Swap values - 3483 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 4564 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 7
Don't know what this is - 1718 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: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
Extract argument from function - 1990 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Patrick Lavin
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PhD Student at Georgia Tech in the @hpcgarage. Author of the Spatter memory benchmark. GRT.

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