Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

One number per line - 17289 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 11
comment and uncomment code inline - 950 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
Box it - 6841 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 2
Kolakoski sequence -- level 1 - 51 entries

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

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 114
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rural Post - 1501 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10271 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
Every other line - 2616 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 4008 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Remember VimGolf Rules ! - 215 entries

Rules, ... and don't forget !

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • 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
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 975 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4742 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 7
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1113 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
unknown command - 119 entries

I want change 5 words

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4462 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 5
One to Ten - 1845 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
Delete to the end of the current line - 691 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
Separate the lines - 131 entries

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

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
comments galore - 928 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 10718 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2411 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values inside brackets - 2257 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 2
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1412 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
Team names - 1675 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11152 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
Don't know what this is - 1884 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
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3172 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 4
A Simple One - 858 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
prepend * to every non-blank line - 4456 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
Split line with dots - 2029 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate a list of numbers - 259 entries

Please generate list of numbers from 1 to 20.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple, Practical, and Common - 31340 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: 22
  • Number of attempts: 10
Build a six - 257 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 54
  • Number of attempts: 4
Com(m)a Trouble - 2979 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
replacing each line of a block selection - 2706 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 3
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2563 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 2955 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 5240 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 7
move titles next to url, in quotes - 406 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 9011 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 4261 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 566 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
Words in parens - 12294 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 14981 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7085 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Put the months in order - 796 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 48
  • Number of attempts: 1
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PhD Student at Georgia Tech in the @hpcgarage. Author of the Spatter memory benchmark. GRT.

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