Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Rural Post - 4425 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #413 / 1085
  • Number of attempts: 1
xrandr outputs and dashes - 671 entries

uh oh, different video drivers identify display outputs with more dashes. Quick, need to change this xrandr script!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #23 / 218
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33483 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: 23
  • Position: #2695 / 7384
  • Number of attempts: 1
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6254 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #573 / 1530
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 18673 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1263 / 3852
  • Number of attempts: 2
Aliases for cd - 877 entries

Create these beautiful aliases with as few strokes as possible. Are you up for the challenge?

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #54 / 154
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values inside brackets - 2477 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #252 / 573
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10831 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1050 / 3055
  • Number of attempts: 1
Bad Copy Syntax - 2009 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #150 / 518
  • Number of attempts: 1
From argument to object - 1481 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: 18
  • Position: #252 / 453
  • Number of attempts: 1
comment and uncomment code inline - 1074 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: #201 / 316
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11380 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2899 / 4174
  • Number of attempts: 1
Team names - 1812 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #249 / 585
  • Number of attempts: 1
Interweave two blocks of text - 641 entries

Suppose you've got data on a list of things from multiple sources. They're all in separate chunks, so how might you create a tabular output?

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #58 / 212
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5605 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #199 / 1260
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sudoku table - 73 entries

Make this simple sudoku table look nice and legible.

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 50
  • Position: #10 / 33
  • Number of attempts: 1
Python challenge - 148 entries

Change the types of the variables in the list from str to float, while keeping the truncation.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #11 / 45
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment each number - 995 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #117 / 245
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3183 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #715 / 1132
  • Number of attempts: 1
120 Degrees - 469 entries

Rotate that triangle.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #40 / 144
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10652 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2414 / 3677
  • Number of attempts: 1
NATO phonetic alphabet - 506 entries

Transform the series of words into a list.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #42 / 194
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reverse characters in a line - 732 entries

You have everything you need, just not in the right order. Mastermind would give you 26 white pegs.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #80 / 257
  • Number of attempts: 2
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