Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

Played Challenges

Put a cross in the square - 203 entries

Put a cross in the square

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #37 / 84
  • Number of attempts: 2
swap number pairs - 2011 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #199 / 370
  • Number of attempts: 2
HS Final exam vimgolf - 864 entries

Change the initial file to a single line containing all names comma-separated with numbers inside parentheses.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #171 / 227
  • Number of attempts: 3
Rural Post - 4362 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #374 / 1071
  • Number of attempts: 2
Satisfy the go linter - 2329 entries

You just came up with this briliant go vars package. But dang, you forgot to add comments to the exported variables. Can you add a comment over each variable with a TODO-placeholder?

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #332 / 457
  • Number of attempts: 2
Multiline to Single Line - 668 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #93 / 292
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33385 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: #3084 / 7364
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 18
  • Position: #1164 / 1517
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 18616 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1988 / 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: 11
  • Position: #1645 / 3044
  • Number of attempts: 2
Team names - 1805 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #316 / 581
  • Number of attempts: 6
Learn some german verbs - 531 entries

The list needs to be structured so we can print in verbatim and feel ok about how it looks.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #76 / 131
  • Number of attempts: 3
C Reformatting - 688 entries

You may use Visual mode... or not. #uppercase

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 73
  • Position: #146 / 161
  • Number of attempts: 3
change parenthesis - 278 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #135 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remove quotes after first field - 353 entries

Remove the quotes around each field except for the first field.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #78 / 87
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 52
  • Position: #129 / 158
  • Number of attempts: 3
Fix the XML - 996 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 125
  • Position: #284 / 284
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15931 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #2002 / 4161
  • Number of attempts: 1
Count both ways - 1001 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #271 / 351
  • Number of attempts: 1
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1120 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #211 / 293
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mess in revision history - 1160 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #213 / 246
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 5031 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #1246 / 1735
  • Number of attempts: 2
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