Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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PEP8 Python Wrapping Comments and Code - 155 entries

According to PEP8, long flowy text and code should have different max line lengths. Code: 79 characters max Long flowy text: 72 characters max

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 2
Square numbers - 63 entries

Boring math puzzle.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 36
  • Number of attempts: 1
Checkerboard case pattern - 106 entries

All the squares are white. Make some of them black. But only the right ones.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 3
Split line with dots - 1922 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
NATO phonetic alphabet - 407 entries

Transform the series of words into a list.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 14411 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 4
Remove hard line breaks - 39 entries

Text files with Hard breaks are not good for e-readers. We need remove all hard line breaks and have long lines.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse Simple Deletion - 722 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
That hyphen - 2263 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Create a pandoc compatible table - 158 entries

In [this vimcast][1], a featured gist from Tim Pope shows how to quickly make a simple table structure. How fast can you convert it to pandoc's markdown style? [1]: http://vimcasts.org/episodes/aligning-text-with-tabular-vim/

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 56
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 3790 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Just the middle - 9764 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4150 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 4
The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Vim - 330 entries

Someone has vandalized this text file and replaced the beginning character of one word in each line with a Big "X." Please remove the big X's, and fix each line to read "The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog."

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 27155 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: 27
  • 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: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
abcd > a b c d - 241 entries

transform the single spaces into 4 spaces repeat for each line

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
A Simple One - 849 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 12864 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
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