Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Simple, Practical, and Common - 29764 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
comment and uncomment code inline - 931 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: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 10310 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 226 entries

For each line replace a search pattern (in this case $) with numbers starting at 1 and then increasing by 1 for each replaced match. a$b$c$ -> a0b1c2

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 6
prepend * to every non-blank line - 2497 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 7
Box it - 6007 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 2
Get mail address from outlook format - 324 entries

Create a mail list space separated of mail list formatted by outlook

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 55
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 6823 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 6
Add semicolons - 7658 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 16219 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 12
I forgot quotes - 14254 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 11973 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
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