Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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

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Played Challenges

Preferably without multi-cursor plugin - 229 entries

Originally asked as question on reddit by kpthunder: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/9fvsro/what_is_the_most_efficient_way_to_go_about/

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 36
  • Number of attempts: 2
convert yml into java pojo field - 598 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: 29
  • Number of attempts: 6
comment and uncomment code inline - 731 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: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 23279 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: 2
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 6
-a-b-c- - 2491 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 11130 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 7
Interactive git rebase changing commands - 142 entries

How to change the action of some commits in git rebase dialog.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 10206 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Delete to the end of the current line - 351 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
Applying same text modification in several lines - 1321 entries

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

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
unknown command - 103 entries

I want change 5 words

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 8840 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Remove noise from HTTP log - 597 entries

This piece of log (from the year 2000) contains some irrelevant data. We only want to see the HTTP method and resource.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 10716 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
One to Ten - 603 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 1085 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 4
One number per line - 11719 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Todo list specification - 287 entries

The every item on the todo list must be done today. Modify the list to reflect that.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values inside brackets - 1233 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
Separate the lines - 126 entries

Every other line is mixed up. Separate them into their original texts.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 3963 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9319 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
move titles next to url, in quotes - 213 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 2
Team names - 1361 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 5
From argument to object - 1037 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: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
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