Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Line under headers - 1720 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 2
Bad Copy Syntax - 1798 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 9582 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
html paragraph to table - 551 entries

reformat html paragraph to table

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 72
  • Number of attempts: 2
Cool or not? - 703 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 7
Box it - 7260 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 10
Increment each number - 874 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Build a six - 259 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 5
move titles next to url, in quotes - 411 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 5
One to Ten - 1948 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
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: 2
Put the months in order - 817 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 41
  • Number of attempts: 12
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3282 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Santa's naughty / nice list - 75 entries

Christmas is here and Santa hasn't decided who's naughty or nice yet. He's given a list of names to his programmer friend to quickly split the children into naughty and nice. Hint: There's a hidden pattern that might be familiar.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 58
  • Number of attempts: 3
unknown command - 120 entries

I want change 5 words

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2623 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 7
convert yml into java pojo field - 784 entries

How fast vim can create fields for java pojo i.e class declaration referring to a (simple) yml file

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap values inside brackets - 2336 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 13
Learn some german verbs - 450 entries

The list needs to be structured so we can print in verbatim and feel ok about how it looks.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 18
Team names - 1718 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 6
Array transposition - 2162 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 8
Missing Library and a Typo - 784 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: 16
  • Number of attempts: 9
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: 9
  • Number of attempts: 10
Adam's challenge - 889 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: 18
  • Number of attempts: 9
Order and join - 813 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 5
Every other line - 2718 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Copy three lines - 2672 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: 11
One number per line - 17686 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 8
Swap values - 4313 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 7
Vice versa - 7224 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 9
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32042 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: 17
Collect List - 4076 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Space out the alphabet - 1490 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 8
Just the middle - 10905 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 15279 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Basic renumbering - 5322 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 14
That hyphen - 2411 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
V to the i - 4526 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
Don't know what this is - 1884 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
Extract argument from function - 2146 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10411 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12467 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Change your calendar - 278 entries

Happy New Year!

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 36
  • Number of attempts: 4
replacing each line of a block selection - 2706 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4806 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 11232 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: 3
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5752 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 38
  • Number of attempts: 4
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