Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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

Played Challenges

V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #156 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 3
Search and Replace 0 - 4681 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #191 / 1550
  • Number of attempts: 5
That hyphen - 2500 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #48 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 6
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #112 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 6
Basic renumbering - 5436 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #331 / 1228
  • Number of attempts: 11
Vice versa - 7537 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #97 / 2049
  • Number of attempts: 8
ASCII box - 317 entries

Don't forget to fix typos!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #13 / 102
  • Number of attempts: 5
Winning streak - 113 entries

Make the number on each line equal the consecutive L's or W's.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #12 / 48
  • Number of attempts: 5
Happy TvvO - 392 entries

Don’t forget the past, learn from it. Happy New Year.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #59 / 195
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15748 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #86 / 4116
  • Number of attempts: 5
-a-b-c- - 3122 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #514 / 1113
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #615 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #482 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 3
The name of the game - 629 entries

End up with the name of the game.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #89 / 344
  • Number of attempts: 2
The holy-grail may help - 322 entries

Can you find it in less than 20 strokes, Arthur?

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #118 / 196
  • Number of attempts: 4
A Simple One - 934 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #294 / 617
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Cake is a Lie - 1215 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #403 / 491
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11657 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #326 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6033 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #212 / 1486
  • Number of attempts: 5
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