Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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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: 32
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 9
  • Number of attempts: 9
I forgot quotes - 11342 entries


  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 9
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 1259 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 5
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 351 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: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
Nick Lucent

Trying to be funny in 160 (280 now?) characters

entered into 5 challenges

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