Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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

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Preferably without multi-cursor plugin - 297 entries

Originally asked as question on reddit by kpthunder: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/9fvsro/what_is_the_most_efficient_way_to_go_about/

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 10
Box it - 3842 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 6
One number per line - 13715 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 9
Simple, Practical, and Common - 26168 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: 22
  • Number of attempts: 5
Cool or not? - 536 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
Extract argument from function - 2037 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 6
comment and uncomment code inline - 843 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
I forgot quotes - 12373 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 4758 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 6
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 1989 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 4
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