Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

Pick a challenge, fire up Vim, and show us what you got.

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

Played Challenges

Fix the XML - 896 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 2
Paragraph breaks - 424 entries

Swap the blank lines and the aaa lines.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Combines all items - 250 entries

For each line that starts with the same number I want to combine its contents

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 756 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: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10067 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values inside brackets - 2104 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 4
Every other line - 2484 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 16219 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 10
Scrambled numbers - 753 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 3874 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
From A to B - 524 entries

Mirror and change this text block

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 10310 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4613 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Readable Rubyhash - 232 entries

Rubyists talk about being cutting edge but how many are using 1.9 in production? Time to convert those verbose 1.8 hashes in to symbolic, succinct 1.9 beauties!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 1
comments galore - 916 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Learn some german verbs - 417 entries

The list needs to be structured so we can print in verbatim and feel ok about how it looks.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4332 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2376 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Don't know what this is - 1857 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: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Align commas - 929 entries

There are 15,000 aligning challenges on vimgolf.com, and they're all exactly the same. I hope this one is a little different.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Space out the alphabet - 1463 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vertical Limit - 2229 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 2
Split line with dots - 2007 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5660 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 43
  • Number of attempts: 3
convert yml into java pojo field - 775 entries

How fast vim can create fields for java pojo i.e class declaration referring to a (simple) yml file

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 10989 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: 1
attr_aligner - 3231 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 1
Com(m)a Trouble - 2699 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
replacing each line of a block selection - 2682 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2372 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 29764 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: 8
Make HTML List - 917 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 50
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4434 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 4153 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
Order and join - 796 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract argument from function - 2127 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 2854 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5087 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 14254 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 6823 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
quotes inside quotes - 2942 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: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 11973 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
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