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

V to the i - 4596 entries

Input is 99 V's. Output is 100 i's.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #4 / 1837
  • Number of attempts: 3
Extract argument from function - 2186 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #392 / 721
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11078 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1809 / 4089
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change name of a variable - 154 entries

Replace the name of the $variable with the fastest move possible. The challenge is having a command that allow you to easily change the variable name even if its indented.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #40 / 122
  • Number of attempts: 1
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1081 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #171 / 286
  • Number of attempts: 2
Don't know what this is - 1913 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #146 / 563
  • Number of attempts: 4
Where should I put the Newline? - 830 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #95 / 415
  • Number of attempts: 2
Shuffle puzzle - 302 entries

Sort the lines in each indent group, and sort the groups. That's the pattern. Or just move lines around manually to get a better score.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #31 / 98
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10509 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #424 / 3627
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12677 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #403 / 3903
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 11351 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1871 / 3334
  • Number of attempts: 1
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