Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Simple, Practical, and Common - 24466 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: 2
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 2
Increment each number - 446 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 12434 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 8
Box it - 2296 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 7
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 714 entries

Get rid of the '%' symbols and shift the decimal place. This is the easier version - all the columns line up.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
comment and uncomment code inline - 790 entries

It's very useful to be able to comment out a block of code in a quick edit. And likewise to uncomment the code. This operation often involves multi-line stanzas and even large blocks. With just line-wise navigation and insert mode this would cost you about 4 keystrokes per line. Master this hole of VimGolf and you'll quickly drop your key count in day to day Vim as well.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
simple format - 2566 entries

make it look better.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 8
One to Ten - 845 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 1441 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 6
Com(m)a Trouble - 1610 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 7
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