Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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

Played Challenges

Reverse characters in a line - 554 entries

You have everything you need, just not in the right order. Mastermind would give you 26 white pegs.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 194
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 10059 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: 4
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1043 entries

Rubyists talk about being cutting edge but how many are using 1.9 in production? Time to convert those verbose 1.8 hashes in to symbolic, succinct 1.9 beauties!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sort and add attributes - 1059 entries

Sort the states and add the attribute country to each record.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 3
Shebangs for all - 1568 entries

We've all seen or used a shebang once or twice. Ditch the specific paths and leave just a dynamic Ruby and Python bath behind.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
Ruby 1.9 compat - 545 entries

Remember when Ruby supported `when <expr> :`? Well, it doesn't in 1.9, so let's make sure we use `then`, without ruining our lovely new hash syntax!

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reverse Simple Deletion - 698 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
The meaning - 489 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
A Simple One - 828 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1010 entries

Get the sentence back in the proper order, remove duplicate lines, and then combine the separate lines into one.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap assigned value - 489 entries

Simple problem but looking for interesting solutions.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 3898 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 9
remove dupes from array - 1179 entries

given a random string that contains a ruby-esque array, make sure that there are no duplicate elements

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reverse and double space - 402 entries

Reverse the order of the given lines and double space everything

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse and count - 378 entries

Someone typed things upside down and now a Vim ninja needs to reverse the lines and count how many there are.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 3
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 822 entries

A novice Python using prints Hello World! and a pro shows him different way. Using vim to get into pro style from novice, win the challenge.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 42
  • Number of attempts: 3
The holy-grail may help - 295 entries

Can you find it in less than 20 strokes, Arthur?

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Happy New Year! - 129 entries

This is a simple new year's challenge.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 3
Increment, increment, increment.... - 475 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Overall Vimgolf Rank - 138 entries

Suppose you are trying to figure out what your overall rank is at Vimgolf(the sum of all the ranks you got), and as a Vim ninja you decided to use Vim to do the job. Your solution should work for every Vimgolf profile page(The actual input file for this challenge is my Vimgolf profile page). So, direct answer insertion is considered cheating.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
Python to Ruby - 188 entries

Convert this Python code to Ruby. NOTE: This program likely won't run.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5385 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 4
Changing URL path in CSS - 111 entries

What's the quickest way to swap out all the URLs in a CSS file? Is it wasted keystrokes using look-behinds and look-aheads? (I'm sorry for the delete/report--I made a mistake with the last one requiring an ugly search for graphic to replace with images. I just intended this to be a simple search and replace that might possibly generate some macros or normals solutions that are quicker)

  • Best score: 40
  • Best player score: 40
  • Number of attempts: 2
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