Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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

Played Challenges

prepend * to every non-blank line - 4795 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11191 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3210 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 9289 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
Line under headers - 1667 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 60
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10330 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rural Post - 2006 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 31669 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: 46
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7154 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 17456 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 60
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 7091 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 86
  • Number of attempts: 1
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 682 entries

For each line replace a search pattern (in this case $) with numbers starting at 1 and then increasing by 1 for each replaced match. a$b$c$ -> a0b1c2

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 61
  • Number of attempts: 1
Bad Copy Syntax - 1778 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 42
  • Number of attempts: 3
Cool or not? - 698 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15122 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 10822 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
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