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

Turn the x - 253 entries

Turn the x to a +

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #42 / 66
  • Number of attempts: 2
Rural Post - 4105 entries

Simple challenge to remove all but the post code on each line

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #487 / 1015
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 781 entries

You created an ansible playbook, but forgot to add quotes. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #182 / 246
  • Number of attempts: 4
Yo To Hello - 1048 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #168 / 481
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32904 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
  • Position: #2206 / 7270
  • Number of attempts: 6
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5959 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #986 / 1463
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 18378 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #1510 / 3788
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values inside brackets - 2431 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #261 / 560
  • Number of attempts: 7
Add semicolons - 10539 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1849 / 2988
  • Number of attempts: 4
Box it - 7680 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #922 / 1835
  • Number of attempts: 5
Every other line - 2829 entries

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  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #358 / 686
  • Number of attempts: 4

Contributed Challenges

Rural Post - 4105 entries

Simple challenge to remove all but the post code on each line

Turn the x - 253 entries

Turn the x to a +

Chris Thompson
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Web developer, vim enthusiast and occasional musician

entered into 11 challenges

contributed 2 challenges