Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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

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Played Challenges

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10343 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
Flip the bit - 90 entries

Change the specific 0 to a 1.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Extract argument from function - 2138 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 4300 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2591 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 2
Com(m)a Trouble - 3041 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 48
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 7115 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 54
  • Number of attempts: 1
Put the months in order - 814 entries

Our contractor thought that months should be in alphabetical order. Put them in calendar order please.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 58
  • Number of attempts: 3
That hyphen - 2411 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 10829 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15145 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 40
  • Number of attempts: 1
Copy three lines - 2615 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 9
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3216 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 3004 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4508 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
comment and uncomment code inline - 950 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: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
move titles next to url, in quotes - 406 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 5
Basic renumbering - 5279 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 59
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11200 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 66
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 568 entries

Change the middle part of the function name in multiple places, preferably using the next and dot commands.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 5
Collect List - 4035 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 7
Vice versa - 7165 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 17466 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 31722 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: 43
  • Number of attempts: 1
Delete to the end of the current line - 692 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 3
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