Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Preferably without multi-cursor plugin - 266 entries

Originally asked as question on reddit by kpthunder: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/9fvsro/what_is_the_most_efficient_way_to_go_about/

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 7
Search and Replace 0 - 4021 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
comment and uncomment code inline - 769 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: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 24051 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: 6
Every other line - 2042 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
Delete to the end of the current line - 385 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: 4
-a-b-c- - 2530 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Copy three lines - 1983 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 10
Swap values - 3420 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
Team names - 1397 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 5
move titles next to url, in quotes - 243 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 6
Vice versa - 5791 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
That hyphen - 2125 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 7
Just the middle - 8983 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 10849 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 358 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: 9
Simple text editing with Vim - 10282 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: 5
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 1282 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 4
One to Ten - 774 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: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Split line with dots - 1794 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 11381 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
Extract argument from function - 1987 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 12155 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 15
simple format - 2377 entries

make it look better.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 7
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