Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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

Played Challenges

remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3276 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remember VimGolf Rules ! - 218 entries

Rules, ... and don't forget !

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
Team names - 1718 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 7
From argument to object - 1232 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 5
comment and uncomment code inline - 950 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: 4
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 765 entries

Get rid of the '%' symbols and shift the decimal place. This is the easier version - all the columns line up.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
Order and join - 813 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Every other line - 2712 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 17680 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 6
Swap values - 4313 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7215 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32034 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: 6
Collect List - 4068 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Space out the alphabet - 1482 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 10897 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15278 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 5322 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Gray area - 669 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 3008 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
V to the i - 4526 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12450 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 6
The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Vim - 344 entries

Someone has vandalized this text file and replaced the beginning character of one word in each line with a Big "X." Please remove the big X's, and fix each line to read "The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog."

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
Make it more readable - 1818 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4479 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 6
Simple text editing with Vim - 11231 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: 3
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