Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Rural Post - 4342 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #807 / 1062
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33342 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: #1629 / 7355
  • Number of attempts: 10
Swap values - 4534 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #744 / 1254
  • Number of attempts: 1
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6191 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #1260 / 1512
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 18611 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #919 / 3840
  • Number of attempts: 11
Separate the lines - 175 entries

Every other line is mixed up. Separate them into their original texts.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #80 / 89
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values inside brackets - 2464 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #366 / 569
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4743 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #625 / 1878
  • Number of attempts: 5
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2845 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #348 / 840
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 10780 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2467 / 3041
  • Number of attempts: 1
Split line with dots - 2124 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #573 / 629
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3528 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #546 / 1142
  • Number of attempts: 4
Com(m)a Trouble - 3634 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #446 / 814
  • Number of attempts: 4
Box it - 7818 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #1112 / 1861
  • Number of attempts: 2
Every other line - 2886 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #348 / 700
  • Number of attempts: 3
Extract argument from function - 2308 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #357 / 742
  • Number of attempts: 4
Kolakoski sequence -- level 1 - 57 entries

Generate the Kolakoski sequence as described by its first 75 terms.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 114
  • Position: #15 / 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2554 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #194 / 694
  • Number of attempts: 3
comment and uncomment code inline - 1060 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: 10
  • Position: #188 / 312
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11345 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2778 / 4159
  • Number of attempts: 1
Team names - 1805 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #381 / 581
  • Number of attempts: 2
Remember VimGolf Rules ! - 257 entries

Rules, ... and don't forget !

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #133 / 138
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 5576 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #486 / 1255
  • Number of attempts: 7
Vice versa - 7757 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1349 / 2092
  • Number of attempts: 3
comments galore - 993 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #394 / 416
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate a list of numbers - 283 entries

Please generate list of numbers from 1 to 20.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #108 / 136
  • Number of attempts: 4
One to Ten - 2156 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: 12
  • Position: #21 / 659
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 637 entries

Change the middle part of the function name in multiple places, preferably using the next and dot commands.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #19 / 202
  • Number of attempts: 7
Build a six - 272 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 54
  • Position: #86 / 92
  • Number of attempts: 4
Delete to the end of the current line - 738 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #64 / 363
  • Number of attempts: 2
Put the months in order - 932 entries

Our contractor thought that months should be in alphabetical order. Put them in calendar order please.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #112 / 158
  • Number of attempts: 1
move titles next to url, in quotes - 504 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #103 / 135
  • Number of attempts: 1
unknown command - 158 entries

I want change 5 words

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #36 / 83
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4260 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #849 / 1184
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15918 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2649 / 4158
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 3169 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1005 / 1126
  • Number of attempts: 1
Don't know what this is - 1978 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: 20
  • Position: #567 / 578
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10614 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1356 / 3661
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12848 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #3573 / 3943
  • Number of attempts: 2
The name of the game - 646 entries

End up with the name of the game.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #246 / 354
  • Number of attempts: 3
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1569 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #98 / 437
  • Number of attempts: 8
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 1084 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #309 / 440
  • Number of attempts: 3
replacing each line of a block selection - 2923 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #669 / 763
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 5026 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #539 / 1733
  • Number of attempts: 7
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1213 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: 12
  • Position: #89 / 397
  • Number of attempts: 5
A Simple One - 995 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: #490 / 640
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 12203 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1698 / 3559
  • Number of attempts: 4
Patrick Lavin
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PhD Student at Georgia Tech in the @hpcgarage. Author of the Spatter memory benchmark. GRT.

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