Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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

Changelog, Rules & FAQ, updates: @vimgolf, RSS.

Your VimGolf key: please sign in

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

Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 33419 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
  • Position: #1066 / 7374
  • Number of attempts: 4
Get mail address from outlook format - 639 entries

Create a mail list space separated of mail list formatted by outlook

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #149 / 200
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 4548 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #883 / 1258
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 18635 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1152 / 3847
  • Number of attempts: 5
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge2 - 190 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #73 / 100
  • Number of attempts: 1
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge3 - 36 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 4
  • Position: #9 / 33
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 7830 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #666 / 1867
  • Number of attempts: 6
Array propagate - 319 entries

Complete the array with the keys as part of the value

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #54 / 115
  • Number of attempts: 4
Number Sort - 306 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: 11
  • Position: #157 / 164
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11367 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2040 / 4166
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort yaml structures alphabetically by root key names - 38 entries

sometimes we want to sort structures alphabetically in yaml files

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 44
  • Position: #11 / 18
  • Number of attempts: 5
Interactive git rebase changing commands - 161 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #3 / 77
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7813 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1783 / 2106
  • Number of attempts: 2
lipsum lines - 254 entries

Convert a quoted block of text into strings in a list.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #85 / 92
  • Number of attempts: 1
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge4 - 89 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #9 / 62
  • Number of attempts: 1
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge5 - 138 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #69 / 74
  • Number of attempts: 1
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge6 - 60 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 3
  • Position: #11 / 48
  • Number of attempts: 1
Delete to the end of the current line - 792 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #7 / 386
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4266 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #326 / 1187
  • Number of attempts: 9
I forgot quotes - 15935 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #3436 / 4163
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12863 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1961 / 3948
  • Number of attempts: 4
Changing URL path in CSS - 129 entries

What's the quickest way to swap out all the URLs in a CSS file? Is it wasted keystrokes using look-behinds and look-aheads? (I'm sorry for the delete/report--I made a mistake with the last one requiring an ugly search for graphic to replace with images. I just intended this to be a simple search and replace that might possibly generate some macros or normals solutions that are quicker)

  • Best score: 40
  • Best player score: 49
  • Position: #41 / 59
  • Number of attempts: 3
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1583 entries

Oh no, this line is longer than 80 chars... put each 'vim' on a new line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #385 / 440
  • Number of attempts: 3
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge1 - 49 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #6 / 43
  • Number of attempts: 1
Switch function arguments - 2082 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #624 / 652
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 5041 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #921 / 1738
  • Number of attempts: 4
The meaning - 559 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #99 / 357
  • Number of attempts: 1
CSV to JSON - 172 entries

A search for shortest vimissh way to convert CSV to JSON.

  • Best score: 56
  • Best player score: 166
  • Position: #57 / 65
  • Number of attempts: 2
A Simple One - 1004 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
  • Position: #219 / 645
  • Number of attempts: 3
Table Reshuffle - 371 entries

Fix the column order in this table... also append the new 'username' column.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 45
  • Position: #119 / 134
  • Number of attempts: 2
Deleting folded text - 341 entries

The text below contains three folds. Delete them (and the text inside them). For example: 123 456 /*{{{*/ 789 /*}}}*/ 012 Should become: 123 012 Also, add `aoeuaoeu` to make sure small solutions don't get flagged as cheating.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #106 / 113
  • Number of attempts: 1
Flodder-challenge - 1150 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #273 / 314
  • Number of attempts: 4

Contributed Challenges

Switch function arguments - 2082 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

Interactive git rebase changing commands - 161 entries

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

Lajos Koszti
Twitter:

whatever, foo, bar, baz

entered into 32 challenges

contributed 2 challenges