Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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

Played Challenges

Make HTML List - 917 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 51
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fix the XML - 896 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
Space out the alphabet - 1449 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 6670 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 2909 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: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 10897 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
I forgot quotes - 13734 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values - 4019 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 10097 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9964 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 28817 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: 29
  • Number of attempts: 3
Don't know what this is - 1847 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 - 3789 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 4253 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4388 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 2813 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5014 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add to end of each line... kinda - 269 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: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mirror Symmetry - 735 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
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