Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Rural Post - 4390 entries

Simple challenge to remove all but the post code on each line

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #335 / 1077
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 937 entries

You created an ansible playbook, but forgot to add quotes. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #169 / 298
  • Number of attempts: 7
Yo To Hello - 1117 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #484 / 518
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33411 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: 31
  • Position: #5666 / 7372
  • Number of attempts: 9
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 882 entries

Given a list of emails, get the students full name and their associated house.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #213 / 255
  • Number of attempts: 2
Get mail address from outlook format - 629 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #159 / 199
  • Number of attempts: 3
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6236 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #639 / 1522
  • Number of attempts: 11
One number per line - 18633 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #2547 / 3845
  • Number of attempts: 6
V to the i - 4759 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #1765 / 1882
  • Number of attempts: 4
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2851 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #535 / 843
  • Number of attempts: 6
Swap the operands under comparison - 270 entries

Swap the operands under comparison to prevent null pointer exception (at least in java)

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #87 / 98
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10801 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1451 / 3047
  • Number of attempts: 17
Split line with dots - 2125 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #580 / 630
  • Number of attempts: 1
Com(m)a Trouble - 3682 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #734 / 830
  • Number of attempts: 1
multiple cursor alternative - 1474 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: 28
  • Position: #322 / 376
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array propagate - 319 entries

Complete the array with the keys as part of the value

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 44
  • Position: #108 / 115
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4800 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1199 / 1588
  • Number of attempts: 1
comment and uncomment code inline - 1071 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: 22
  • Position: #304 / 315
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11364 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #3547 / 4165
  • Number of attempts: 4
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 840 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: 20
  • Position: #267 / 287
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7811 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #1884 / 2105
  • Number of attempts: 2
comments galore - 1001 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #411 / 419
  • Number of attempts: 1
One to Ten - 2174 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #546 / 664
  • Number of attempts: 2
convert yml into java pojo field - 836 entries

How fast vim can create fields for java pojo i.e class declaration referring to a (simple) yml file

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 49
  • Position: #219 / 224
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4266 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #1167 / 1187
  • Number of attempts: 1
Space out the alphabet - 1629 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #432 / 441
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15932 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #3839 / 4162
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 3176 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1004 / 1129
  • Number of attempts: 1
attr_aligner - 3444 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #660 / 692
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12861 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2734 / 3947
  • Number of attempts: 5
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 1096 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #402 / 442
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vertical Limit - 2473 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #712 / 744
  • Number of attempts: 1
Switch function arguments - 2082 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #641 / 652
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 5038 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1419 / 1737
  • Number of attempts: 3
Make it more readable - 1952 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #534 / 640
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1221 entries

Rubyists talk about being cutting edge but how many are using 1.9 in production? Time to convert those verbose 1.8 hashes in to symbolic, succinct 1.9 beauties!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #326 / 401
  • Number of attempts: 1
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 3360 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #707 / 739
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6616 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 78
  • Position: #1583 / 1627
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shunichi Kanade
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started in dot-coms during bubble years, crash, switched to finance industry, back to software industry because I love it. Java mostly, Ruby is my passion.

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