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

Add semicolons - 9579 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Paragraph breaks - 431 entries

Swap the blank lines and the aaa lines.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Wrap text in quotes - 315 entries

All the blocks of text should be wrapped in quotation marks.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Copy three lines - 2672 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 5
Split line with dots - 2049 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Align commas - 957 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: 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
From A to B - 533 entries

Mirror and change this text block

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 17680 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Free hyphen! - 135 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: 11
  • Number of attempts: 7
Swap values - 4313 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 5
comments galore - 930 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 5
Vice versa - 7215 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32030 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: 6
Make HTML List - 924 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 41
  • Number of attempts: 4
Collect List - 4068 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 7
Mirror Symmetry - 739 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 5
Space out the alphabet - 1482 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Mute the second method of this script - 420 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 10897 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15271 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 5322 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
That hyphen - 2411 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Count both ways - 932 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 3008 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
V to the i - 4526 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10396 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Split the words - 345 entries

Add the spaces manually if you must, but if you use Vim's spell checking feature wisely, I think you'll save a LARGE number of strokes.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 43
  • Number of attempts: 1
attr_aligner - 3282 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 8
quotes inside quotes - 2973 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: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12449 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Prefixes and suffixes - 531 entries

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

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap assigned value - 525 entries

Simple problem but looking for interesting solutions.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 8
replacing each line of a block selection - 2706 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4806 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
Search and Replace 0 - 4479 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 11231 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
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