Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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

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

Played Challenges

Make HTML List - 855 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 50
  • 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
Prefixes and suffixes - 485 entries

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

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 11390 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 10856 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
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
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9280 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 10644 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 8769 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vertical Limit - 2063 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
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
Simple, Practical, and Common - 22736 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
Collect List - 3303 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
comment and uncomment code inline - 721 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: 2
Don't know what this is - 1669 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
Happy TvvO - 344 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 3921 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 2474 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Make it more readable - 1719 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 5620 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
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