Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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

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

Played Challenges

Text to HTML Table - 130 entries

Turn the plain text table to an HTML table.

  • Best score: 52
  • Best player score: 53
  • Number of attempts: 9
Binary and Increment - 39 entries

Some numbers fun: not only increasing numbers but also increasing binary.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 51
  • Number of attempts: 4
C Reformatting - 581 entries

You may use Visual mode... or not. #uppercase

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 46
  • Number of attempts: 4
convert yml into java pojo field - 525 entries

How fast vim can create fields for java pojo i.e class declaration referring to a (simple) yml file

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 2
Scrambled numbers - 696 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 5494 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
abcd > a b c d - 238 entries

transform the single spaces into 4 spaces repeat for each line

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Every other line - 1854 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 6
Align commas - 760 entries

There are 15,000 aligning challenges on vimgolf.com, and they're all exactly the same. I hope this one is a little different.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap values inside brackets - 1010 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 5
Just the middle - 8609 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 10478 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Turn this csv list into queries - 181 entries

Transform each line of this csv file into a MySQL-ready INSERT query.

  • Best score: 98
  • Best player score: 114
  • Number of attempts: 1
Letter case trickery - 1413 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 6
Simple, Practical, and Common - 21855 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
Applying same text modification in several lines - 1028 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9178 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 3882 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
Missing Library and a Typo - 616 entries

I forgot to add a c library, please add it for me. Also I'm bad at typing so fix my typo too.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 3614 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
Adam's challenge - 647 entries

Change both normal to bold and 4 by 2. Adam Wathan challenge this on twitter . He did it in 11 keystrokes on Sublime.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 10020 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 872 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 10443 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap the operands under comparison - 175 entries

Swap the operands under comparison to prevent null pointer exception (at least in java)

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 3
Team names - 1277 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vertical Limit - 2052 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 6
One number per line - 10902 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
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