Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

Pick a challenge, fire up Vim, and show us what you got.

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$ gem install vimgolf
$ vimgolf setup
$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

Played Challenges

V to the i - 4771 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #103 / 1887
  • Number of attempts: 3
Extract argument from function - 2337 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #97 / 750
  • Number of attempts: 2
That hyphen - 2572 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #15 / 698
  • Number of attempts: 6
-a-b-c- - 3183 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #36 / 1132
  • Number of attempts: 4
Count both ways - 1006 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #66 / 352
  • Number of attempts: 5
Gray area - 745 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #26 / 270
  • Number of attempts: 4
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1136 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #86 / 298
  • Number of attempts: 8
Don't know what this is - 1996 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: 11
  • Position: #28 / 581
  • Number of attempts: 6
Where should I put the Newline? - 874 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #119 / 436
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12868 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #448 / 3950
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple text editing with Vim - 12480 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1335 / 3623
  • Number of attempts: 2
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