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

Collect List - 4035 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
From A to B - 533 entries

Mirror and change this text block

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values - 4300 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 10830 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 17472 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 21
  • 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: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 31737 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: 22
  • Number of attempts: 9
Basic renumbering - 5279 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
Copy three lines - 2621 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 2
Align commas - 957 entries

There are 15,000 aligning challenges on vimgolf.com, and they're all exactly the same. I hope this one is a little different.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12379 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15145 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Wrap text in quotes - 315 entries

All the blocks of text should be wrapped in quotation marks.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Split line with dots - 2043 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10343 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7165 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Amory Schlender
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Health data scientist, long-suffering cyclist, cofounder of InSample, builder of Things.

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