Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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

Played Challenges

Quicksort - 1703 entries

We need the numbers in the first row sorted as quickly as possible! Be careful not to disturb the data below the divider though: that must remain unchanged.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #311 / 373
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remove line numbers - 617 entries

From http://web.archive.org/web/20140831121704/http://dirac.org/linux/gdb/02a-Memory_Layout_And_The_Stack.php#investigatingthestackwithgdb.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #73 / 166
  • Number of attempts: 1
Easier Align - 357 entries

Align the columns of a markdown table

  • Best score: 51
  • Best player score: 137
  • Position: #36 / 92
  • Number of attempts: 1
Paste a column after a column - 2367 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #38 / 514
  • Number of attempts: 7
Many duplicates - 1308 entries

Quick and easy

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #103 / 429
  • Number of attempts: 8
2 quick changes and a numbered list - 613 entries

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

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 196
  • Position: #143 / 147
  • Number of attempts: 1
delete swap - 1616 entries

delete all swap

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #58 / 504
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fix the shell script! - 2414 entries

Fix the shell script with the fewest keystrokes!

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #189 / 559
  • Number of attempts: 5
Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 1636 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #136 / 544
  • Number of attempts: 3
Enumerate Bullets - 308 entries

We will need to refer to the bullet points in our document explicitly later, so we need to assign them some ID's!

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 61
  • Position: #74 / 83
  • Number of attempts: 5
swap number pairs - 2022 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #146 / 373
  • Number of attempts: 2
Rural Post - 4410 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #932 / 1083
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33442 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: 22
  • Position: #2327 / 7379
  • Number of attempts: 5
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6250 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #1288 / 1528
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10822 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2596 / 3051
  • Number of attempts: 2
Box it - 7845 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #1403 / 1869
  • Number of attempts: 1
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