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

Paste a column after a column - 2413 entries

This task is very common while using multi-cursor. What is the elegant vim way ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #256 / 523
  • Number of attempts: 1
Filter number combinations that don't add to 11 - 379 entries

Append the sum of each line to its end, alongside an equals sign, and remove any that do not sum to 11. The ordering of lines should stay the same. Note that the combinations are semi-arbitrary and not all 4-number combinations are present in the file.

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #75 / 112
  • Number of attempts: 1
Substraction (bis) - 582 entries

Solve the equations (adapted from the original @Caek_'s challenge).

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #46 / 110
  • Number of attempts: 1
Poorly indented Python comments - 1274 entries

Fix the alignment of some Python comments as quickly as possible.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2 / 212
  • Number of attempts: 5
Many duplicates - 1339 entries

Quick and easy

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #44 / 438
  • Number of attempts: 6
2 quick changes and a numbered list - 614 entries

The ascii will not be lost, but rather numbered in 4 digit blocks with leading zeros.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 59
  • Position: #102 / 147
  • Number of attempts: 1
delete swap - 1650 entries

delete all swap

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #22 / 514
  • Number of attempts: 5
Generate a very basic Python constructor (fixed) - 1231 entries

Original by @BiddulphCaleb (http://www.vimgolf.com/challenges/6019f1c4642668000cee11e8) - had some extra spaces in output file.

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #91 / 260
  • Number of attempts: 4
Fix the shell script! - 2428 entries

Fix the shell script with the fewest keystrokes!

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #339 / 566
  • Number of attempts: 2
Visual block training - 1047 entries

You see the input. You see the output. Go.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #23 / 195
  • Number of attempts: 16
Wikitext headings to markdown - 985 entries

Convert the wikitext headings to markdown.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #109 / 207
  • Number of attempts: 3
Create a diamond comment - 336 entries

Encapsulate the text in a diamond pattern.

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #8 / 74
  • Number of attempts: 5
Making 3 line function a one liner. - 312 entries

Simple challenge for frequent action while programming.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 4
  • Position: #92 / 200
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 946 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #97 / 302
  • Number of attempts: 3
Multiline to Single Line - 680 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #21 / 298
  • 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: #8 / 218
  • Number of attempts: 1
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 757 entries

ThunderLinks are durable hyperlinks to specific email messages generated from Thunderbird in HTML format. Leverage the power of vim to make them suitable for a markdown-formatted file.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #153 / 168
  • Number of attempts: 1
Capitalize the Names - 382 entries

I want to capitalize the names in quotes, but just the people's names, not the file names.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #16 / 95
  • Number of attempts: 5
Yo To Hello - 1127 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #82 / 522
  • Number of attempts: 2
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 1114 entries

For each line replace a search pattern (in this case $) with numbers starting at 1 and then increasing by 1 for each replaced match. a$b$c$ -> a0b1c2

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #15 / 228
  • Number of attempts: 10
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 891 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #32 / 257
  • Number of attempts: 3
Get mail address from outlook format - 642 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #107 / 202
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add text at some column - 162 entries

Complete golang struct statement.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #30 / 63
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 10
  • Position: #67 / 1530
  • Number of attempts: 6
One number per line - 18673 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #622 / 3852
  • Number of attempts: 1
Quote modules - 1066 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #55 / 278
  • Number of attempts: 7
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: 46
  • Position: #81 / 154
  • Number of attempts: 2
Unsemantic linewrapping - 901 entries

[Inspired by a blog post I read: https://scott.mn/2014/02/21/semantic_linewrapping/. Text adapted.] Sometimes when editing a Markdown file, I wrap the lines semantically. Instead of inserting a newline at 70 columns (or whatever), or making paragraphs one long line, I put in newlines at a point that seems logical to me. This may seem silly, but it produces better diffs. Semantic linewrapping also makes editing snappier. I can delete, edit or insert sentences easily using linewise operations. Code-oriented text editors like Vim and [REDACTED] are really good at this kind of manipulation. Editing text that hasn't been wrapped semantically is a pain, though:

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #139 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add semicolons - 10831 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #454 / 3055
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: #194 / 518
  • Number of attempts: 5
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3556 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #370 / 1151
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 3709 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #114 / 838
  • Number of attempts: 7
Box it - 7849 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #302 / 1870
  • Number of attempts: 6
Just the middle - 11380 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1352 / 4174
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 12
  • Position: #261 / 664
  • Number of attempts: 8
Increment each number - 995 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #50 / 245
  • Number of attempts: 9
Delete to the end of the current line - 795 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #231 / 387
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reorder the groups - 1146 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #73 / 262
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 15946 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #996 / 4166
  • Number of attempts: 6
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10652 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1521 / 3677
  • Number of attempts: 3
Alphabet soup - 425 entries

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

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #58 / 106
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 12481 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #618 / 3624
  • Number of attempts: 4
Robberechts Arne
Twitter:

entered into 42 challenges

contributed 0 challenges