Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Prime Numbers - 263 entries

List the first 100 prime numbers.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 2
multiple cursor alternative - 1045 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: 19
  • Number of attempts: 5
From argument to object - 1073 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: 17
  • Number of attempts: 5
Array transposition - 1565 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 10
Missing Library and a Typo - 656 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: 4
Interactive git rebase changing commands - 144 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 11555 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 11
Simple, Practical, and Common - 24455 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: 2
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 6
comment and uncomment code inline - 785 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: 3
Adam's challenge - 759 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: 6
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9432 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 3483 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 5
Vice versa - 5866 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 8
Simple text editing with Vim - 10332 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 8
Just the middle - 9077 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 6
Words in parens - 10932 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 8
Every other line - 2064 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 12434 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 9
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