Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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

Changelog, Rules & FAQ, updates: @vimgolf, RSS.

Your VimGolf key: please sign in

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

Played Challenges

Words in parens - 11106 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Align commas - 852 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: 16
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple, Practical, and Common - 25335 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: 28
  • Number of attempts: 4
Extract argument from function - 2010 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Adam's challenge - 798 entries

Change both normal to bold and 4 by 2. Adam Wathan challenge this on twitter . He did it in 11 keystrokes on Sublime.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 11960 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 5
Append semicolon after expressions - 867 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 5
comments galore - 906 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Paragraph breaks - 407 entries

Swap the blank lines and the aaa lines.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
Chicuella
Twitter:

entered into 9 challenges

contributed 0 challenges