Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

Played Challenges

Make HTML List - 903 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 51
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5513 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 40
  • Number of attempts: 1
Space out the alphabet - 1381 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Prime Numbers - 267 entries

List the first 100 prime numbers.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 192
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 2611 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
attr_aligner - 3025 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 1
Line 'em up! - 275 entries

It can be so hard to keep everything neatly lined-up. Somebody clearly hasn't bothered here. Tidy it up, please!

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2201 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mirror Symmetry - 701 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 5992 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 4634 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 2
camel riding - 693 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 9337 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 11108 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9550 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 3952 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4324 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add to end of each line... kinda - 264 entries

Visual-block mode can be used to add something to the end of each line, even if they are of differing lengths. However, what if it's not quite at the end?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 10466 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: 1
Extract argument from function - 2014 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Don't know what this is - 1763 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: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 3533 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 11966 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 2799 entries

taken from tip 85 of the very good book 'Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought' ! I'd be interested what people use :)

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 25355 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: 24
  • Number of attempts: 7
Fix the XML - 867 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 2
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