Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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

Played Challenges

Swap values - 4187 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Box it - 6369 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 3930 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 558 entries

Change the middle part of the function name in multiple places, preferably using the next and dot commands.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Delete to the end of the current line - 677 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 16671 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10149 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
convert yml into java pojo field - 781 entries

How fast vim can create fields for java pojo i.e class declaration referring to a (simple) yml file

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 5
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 2934 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 4376 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
One to Ten - 1744 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
move titles next to url, in quotes - 406 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2461 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Every other line - 2525 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Array transposition - 1995 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 2
That hyphen - 2393 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 5
Team names - 1637 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 2
Put the months in order - 764 entries

Our contractor thought that months should be in alphabetical order. Put them in calendar order please.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 48
  • Number of attempts: 1
Split line with dots - 2021 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12079 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
multiple cursor alternative - 1359 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 6932 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
Com(m)a Trouble - 2827 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 9
Simple, Practical, and Common - 30383 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: 22
  • Number of attempts: 10
Preferably without multi-cursor plugin - 368 entries

Originally asked as question on reddit by kpthunder: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/9fvsro/what_is_the_most_efficient_way_to_go_about/

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 49
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5153 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 11
Simple text editing with Vim - 11056 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 2890 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values inside brackets - 2156 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 6
I forgot quotes - 14489 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 10
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