Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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

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$ vimgolf setup
$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

Played Challenges

Basic renumbering - 4769 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 13845 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
multiple cursor alternative - 1149 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 11284 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 727 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: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple, Practical, and Common - 26350 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: 14
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 2
comment and uncomment code inline - 846 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: 9
  • Number of attempts: 4
Stairstep digits - 222 entries

Remove the evens. Double the odds.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 4
A simple change - 362 entries

Just change the numbers in the most efficient way ...

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4057 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 6174 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
Team names - 1501 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values - 3701 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
That hyphen - 2236 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 2676 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap assigned value - 499 entries

Simple problem but looking for interesting solutions.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4191 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9670 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
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