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

prepend * to every non-blank line - 5178 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Bad Copy Syntax - 1807 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 8
Add semicolons - 9651 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
Box it - 7288 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 7
One number per line - 17727 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 11
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32090 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: 10
Prefixes and suffixes - 531 entries

Generate all prefixes of "vimchallenge", then all suffixes.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 6
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