Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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

Played Challenges

Find fix point of cos - 1000 entries

Write a function to find the fix point of cos. It is not a good code; It is just to use vim. Inspired by the excellent https://mvanier.livejournal.com/2897.html about the Y combinator.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #14 / 292
  • Number of attempts: 8
Surround the 'z' character with brackets, quotes, and print as formatted string. - 445 entries

Surround the 'z' character with brackets, quotes, and print as formatted string.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #95 / 245
  • Number of attempts: 2
delete swap - 1440 entries

delete all swap

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #257 / 457
  • Number of attempts: 2
hello-world-vimgolf - 2287 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #279 / 645
  • Number of attempts: 2
simple replacements - 1479 entries

The goal is to see the replacement commands in action.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #279 / 325
  • Number of attempts: 1
Inverting Lines - 1772 entries

A simple challenge to invert all lines, except the first.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #194 / 479
  • Number of attempts: 6
Making 3 line function a one liner. - 296 entries

Simple challenge for frequent action while programming.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 4
  • Position: #1 / 189
  • Number of attempts: 3
Extend shell script - 103 entries

Just add some more stuff

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 63
  • Position: #26 / 42
  • Number of attempts: 2
Rural Post - 4342 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #49 / 1062
  • Number of attempts: 6
Multiline to Single Line - 594 entries

Convert a multiline, indented file to a single line with no whitespace

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #6 / 266
  • Number of attempts: 2
Yo To Hello - 1103 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #5 / 509
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 44
  • Position: #7170 / 7355
  • 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: 10
  • Position: #117 / 1512
  • Number of attempts: 4
One number per line - 18611 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1944 / 3840
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 21
  • Position: #717 / 840
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10780 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #511 / 3041
  • Number of attempts: 10
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3522 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #363 / 1141
  • Number of attempts: 4
Box it - 7818 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #1441 / 1861
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11345 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1346 / 4159
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vice versa - 7757 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #528 / 2092
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: #256 / 659
  • Number of attempts: 6
Line under headers - 1983 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #69 / 492
  • Number of attempts: 9
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: #206 / 363
  • Number of attempts: 3
unknown command - 156 entries

I want change 5 words

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #52 / 82
  • Number of attempts: 2
learn vim in short time - 228 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #110 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 2
Where should I put the Newline? - 859 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #213 / 430
  • Number of attempts: 3
Word frequency alignment - 273 entries

You've got to align the second column, but the spacing is inconvenient and there are nasty tabs in the way. If you're a "real Vim ninja," this could be very quick indeed...

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #103 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 4
The name of the game - 646 entries

End up with the name of the game.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #277 / 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: #126 / 437
  • Number of attempts: 6
SFD-ROC: ROT13 Phonics - 96 entries

A is for apple, b is for ball, etc... This familiar phonics poem has been rotated 13 characters. Make the letter match the word.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #61 / 70
  • Number of attempts: 1
Alphabet soup - 419 entries

Create a column of all alphabet characters organized in a funky way

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #32 / 103
  • Number of attempts: 8
Remove semicolons after expressions - 626 entries

A follow-up for http://vimgolf.com/challenges/4fc9d767d3a0d4000100000e.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #109 / 257
  • Number of attempts: 5
Generate English Alphabets - 459 entries

Start with a, get up to z.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #25 / 198
  • Number of attempts: 5
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: 18
  • Position: #2568 / 3559
  • Number of attempts: 1

Contributed Challenges

Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 1543 entries

Goal is to put a newline after every 10 lines in vim.

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