Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

multiple cursor alternative - 1175 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: 49
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vertical Limit - 2167 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 14126 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 2
Space out the alphabet - 1413 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4443 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
Copy three lines - 2237 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 45
  • Number of attempts: 1
Missing Library and a Typo - 741 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: 21
  • Number of attempts: 4
-a-b-c- - 2689 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 4829 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Team names - 1507 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Number Sort - 248 entries

sort the list of newline-separated numbers incrementally. Numbers are in the range 1 to 1000, with 500 missing

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 6242 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 8
Collect List - 3613 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract argument from function - 2049 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Don't know what this is - 1805 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: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
replacing each line of a block selection - 2591 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 3
comment and uncomment code inline - 859 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: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
Search and Replace 0 - 4206 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9715 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
Just the middle - 9664 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 11368 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 8
comments galore - 910 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 7
Swap values - 3747 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 26748 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: 36
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 735 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: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
That hyphen - 2250 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 9
Adam's challenge - 832 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: 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 10668 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2599 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 15
Order and join - 772 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
quotes inside quotes - 2834 entries

taken from tip 85 of the very good book 'Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought' ! I'd be interested what people use :)

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 12699 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5569 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 47
  • Number of attempts: 2
Every other line - 2232 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 5
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