Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

Played Challenges

Make HTML List - 799 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 11
Replace and keep the case - 319 entries

Replace all instance of plugin and Plugin to device and Device.

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 6
Across-Down Flip - 37 entries

Do this instead of the Sunday crossword.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 4
Alsa configuration - 439 entries

I'm tweaking my ~/.asoundrc file!

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple, Practical, and Common - 20844 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: 5
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 10
attr_aligner - 2779 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 11
From A to B - 477 entries

Mirror and change this text block

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 5
quotes inside quotes - 2632 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: 2
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Scrambled numbers - 681 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 8
Space out the alphabet - 1250 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 9
underscore_to_camelCase - 134 entries

Pointy haired boss decided we need to switch to camelCase. Let's get this over with.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 10279 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 7
switch variable - 4069 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 3495 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 4
comments galore - 854 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values - 3071 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 6
I forgot quotes - 10037 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 5
Mirrored text - 149 entries

backward and forward, and long enough to be challenging

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
That hyphen - 1841 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 8425 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5335 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 9
Free hyphen! - 109 entries

Just like "Inner hyphens", but I'm giving you a free hyphen to play with. Will your solution be any different?

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 10273 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 11
Mirror Symmetry - 676 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 7
camel riding - 668 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 4072 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 8
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 856 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 3118 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
Align commas - 734 entries

There are 15,000 aligning challenges on vimgolf.com, and they're all exactly the same. I hope this one is a little different.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 6
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9012 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 5
Search and Replace 0 - 3819 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
-a-b-c- - 2325 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 6
REDRUM - 131 entries

If you remember "The Shinning", the first time you saw the bloody word REDRUM you probably thinked "What the Hell is that?" Well, then you know that you need a little help from a looking-glass to make sense of it. Now it's time to use vim like a mirror to reveal the message.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Vice versa - 5291 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
Inner hyphens - 110 entries

Yet another hyphen challenge. Adding 5 hyphens to a file shouldn't be too hard.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 9863 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
Don't know what this is - 1571 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: 11
  • Number of attempts: 6
Extract argument from function - 1791 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
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