Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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

Played Challenges

Make HTML List - 875 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 50
  • Number of attempts: 1
Prefixes and suffixes - 485 entries

Generate all prefixes of "vimchallenge", then all suffixes.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 1947 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vertical Limit - 2099 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
Cool or not? - 379 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 4512 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
Create a table - 233 entries

Convert the given input into a formatted table

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 12160 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 3
Team names - 1397 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 3411 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
The name of the game - 579 entries

End up with the name of the game.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 10282 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: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 24063 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: 23
  • Number of attempts: 4
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 705 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: 19
  • Number of attempts: 2
Happy TvvO - 347 entries

Don’t forget the past, learn from it. Happy New Year.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Delete to the end of the current line - 385 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 6
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 1480 entries

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

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 3801 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4251 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 8983 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat most common surnames - 520 entries

Reformat copy-pasted table into a list of the most common surnames

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 10855 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
comment and uncomment code inline - 769 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: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Don't know what this is - 1711 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: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mute the second method of this script - 404 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 3420 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Put the months in order - 373 entries

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

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 52
  • Number of attempts: 2
One to Ten - 774 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" - 1282 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 358 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: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9382 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Search and Replace 0 - 4021 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 2531 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
move titles next to url, in quotes - 243 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 5806 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make it more readable - 1738 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 11386 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
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