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$ gem install vimgolf
$ vimgolf setup
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Played Challenges

attr_aligner - 3040 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
VimGolfNight - 458 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4345 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9608 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 6
Just the middle - 9428 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 11183 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
Simple text editing with Vim - 10544 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 2807 entries

taken from tip 85 of the very good book 'Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought' ! I'd be interested what people use :)

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
Hole-in-one - 936 entries

Lets take this golf thing literally.. Drive off the tee into the hole, and of course you don't strike the ball completely clean.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 5
Saving the hashes(#) - 1770 entries

The following file is copied from vimcasts.org(Its only for learning purpose,hope the site owner doesn't mind it), its probably the easiest of challenges.Our goal is to delete every line which doesn't contain a hash signs. The remaining hash signs with numbers are then sorted to get the final output.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple, Practical, and Common - 25746 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: 24
  • Number of attempts: 7
Grégoire Delattre
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