Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

Played Challenges

Braces or Brackets? - 627 entries

Someone forgot whether to use braces or brackets and you have to clean up their code!

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 3
Rule 110 - 31 entries

Compute the next 5 iterations of Rule 110 with the given starting state. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_110

  • Best score: 43
  • Best player score: 64
  • Number of attempts: 9
html paragraph to table - 446 entries

reformat html paragraph to table

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 48
  • Number of attempts: 10
Sort and add attributes - 1096 entries

Sort the states and add the attribute country to each record.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 3
Flodder-challenge - 814 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5551 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 49
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remove quotes after first field - 167 entries

Remove the quotes around each field except for the first field.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 26367 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: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 10620 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: 8
Vice versa - 6174 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reorder the groups - 605 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 4769 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Around the clock - 146 entries

You'll want to use 2 special commands to complete this. If you haven't yet, read through 'input.txt', especially :help simple-changes

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Join 'em - 174 entries

This shouldn't be too tough

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 3971 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 7
Turn this csv list into queries - 189 entries

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

  • Best score: 98
  • Best player score: 225
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 2044 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
One to Ten - 1196 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: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2574 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9674 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values inside brackets - 1701 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Just the middle - 9563 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
ASCII-art Histogram - 170 entries

Create an ASCCI-art histogram for the given numbers. Make sure not to leave trailing whitespaces. Thanks to VimGolf I recently discovered a feature of Vim thAT blew my mind. I'm curious to see what real ninjas make of it ;-)

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 8
ninja substitution - 714 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 8
Words in parens - 11286 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1028 entries

Get the sentence back in the proper order, remove duplicate lines, and then combine the separate lines into one.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 5
Complete the hex array data - 186 entries

Do not use external tools(e.g. tac, seq) [My interpretation of Rule #7]

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 1870 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
I forgot quotes - 12503 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 5
Array transposition - 1710 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 6
Add fold markers to a .c file - 443 entries

Fold markers can make it easier to navigate source code. Add them to this .c file.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add semicolons - 3711 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
Case preserving word replacement - 392 entries

Half way through my project, my people turned into dogs. Now I have to change everything in my source.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 13860 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 4
Tim Dean
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