Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

Pick a challenge, fire up Vim, and show us what you got.

Changelog, Rules & FAQ, updates: @vimgolf, RSS.

Your VimGolf key: please sign in

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

Played Challenges

Just the middle - 10829 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 9339 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vertical Limit - 2264 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 1
Don't know what this is - 1884 entries

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

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 11200 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
Hole-in-one - 963 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: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 2973 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: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
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
  • Number of attempts: 4
prepend * to every non-blank line - 4870 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 4
Neither Fizz nor Buzz - 205 entries

Not your regular increment macro! The gaps are tricky.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 56
  • Number of attempts: 2
Assign numbers to fields - 90 entries

You are given a list of space-separated strings. Add an increasing numeric prefix to each one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10343 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5734 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 45
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4778 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 31722 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: 23
  • Number of attempts: 8
Mess in revision history - 1099 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 2
attr_aligner - 3282 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 2
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1049 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vim's not included features - 168 entries

Filter not included (-) features in a hypothetical installation of vim.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 4
Collect List - 4035 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
ssh config skills - 76 entries

Parse output from `kuebctl get no -o wide` into an .ssh/config file!

  • Best score: 41
  • Best player score: 82
  • Number of attempts: 3
Where should I put the Newline? - 830 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change name of a variable - 152 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
  • Number of attempts: 1
João Carvalho
Twitter:

entered into 23 challenges

contributed 0 challenges