Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Todo list specification - 302 entries

The every item on the todo list must be done today. Modify the list to reflect that.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 1
Line under headers - 751 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values - 3790 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Array transposition - 1770 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 12878 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Interactive git rebase changing commands - 151 entries

How to change the action of some commits in git rebase dialog.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4154 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9782 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 10703 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Adam's challenge - 833 entries

Change both normal to bold and 4 by 2. Adam Wathan challenge this on twitter . He did it in 11 keystrokes on Sublime.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 9764 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 11444 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
comment and uncomment code inline - 863 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: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 3634 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Copy three lines - 2256 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 2711 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Missing Library and a Typo - 742 entries

I forgot to add a c library, please add it for me. Also I'm bad at typing so fix my typo too.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 4805 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 6313 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 27166 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: 29
  • Number of attempts: 6
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 736 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: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
From argument to object - 1135 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Every other line - 2259 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 4854 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 14412 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 3
multiple cursor alternative - 1179 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: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
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