Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

Pick a challenge, fire up Vim, and show us what you got.

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

Played Challenges

Innocent Monster - 164 entries

You have the tools, just create him!

  • Best score: 60
  • Best player score: 62
  • Position: #10 / 47
  • Number of attempts: 5
Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 1577 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #59 / 523
  • Number of attempts: 4
Contribute to keyboard mashing - 836 entries

Speak in tongues

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #6 / 255
  • Number of attempts: 6
Reordering Lorem Ipsum - 261 entries

Who even sorted this?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #25 / 61
  • Number of attempts: 8
Solve anagram with ASCII letters - 39 entries

ASCII created by TOIlet command

  • Best score: 47
  • Best player score: 61
  • Position: #7 / 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
Fill in the chess board - 905 entries

Fill in the name of each square using its file (a-h) and rank (1-8).

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 45
  • Position: #121 / 175
  • Number of attempts: 4
swap number pairs - 2011 entries

Swap the numbers in a bunch of 2-element arrays.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #329 / 370
  • Number of attempts: 2
Rural Post - 4360 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #66 / 1070
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33379 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: 24
  • Position: #3085 / 7363
  • Number of attempts: 7
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6208 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #361 / 1517
  • Number of attempts: 7
One number per line - 18616 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1989 / 3842
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add semicolons - 10792 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #680 / 3044
  • Number of attempts: 8
Box it - 7827 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #791 / 1864
  • Number of attempts: 6
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