Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

comments galore - 904 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple, Practical, and Common - 24804 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: 5
comment and uncomment code inline - 793 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: 5
Remember VimGolf Rules ! - 202 entries

Rules, ... and don't forget !

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 3899 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Numbering a List - 1727 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 7
That hyphen - 2178 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
Switch function arguments - 1835 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Array propagate - 234 entries

Complete the array with the keys as part of the value

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 4
Search and Replace 0 - 4091 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 7
One number per line - 12640 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 3
Copy three lines - 2030 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
Adam's challenge - 771 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: 18
  • Number of attempts: 6
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