Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 1550 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #291 / 517
  • Number of attempts: 1
Java to JavaScript - 253 entries

Let convert some simple Java file to JavaScript!

  • Best score: 59
  • Best player score: 72
  • Position: #24 / 65
  • Number of attempts: 5
hello-world-vimgolf - 2294 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #397 / 648
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 872 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #173 / 274
  • Number of attempts: 3
Multiline to Single Line - 595 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #176 / 267
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33343 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: 27
  • Position: #4033 / 7356
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reconstruct the actual output from my unit test tool report - 151 entries

When a test fails, my unit test tool reports differences between the actual output and the expected output as follow: - line in the expected output but missing in the actual output are prefixed with a dash - unexpected lines in the actual output are prefixed with a plus sign - comments added by the unit test tool are prefixed with a question mark - common lines are showed `as-is` (well, almost;) From that "diff" format, I would like to reconstruct the actual output.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #39 / 51
  • Number of attempts: 1
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6196 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1069 / 1513
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 18611 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #744 / 3840
  • Number of attempts: 1
comment and uncomment code inline - 1060 entries

It's very useful to be able to comment out a block of code in a quick edit. And likewise to uncomment the code. This operation often involves multi-line stanzas and even large blocks. With just line-wise navigation and insert mode this would cost you about 4 keystrokes per line. Master this hole of VimGolf and you'll quickly drop your key count in day to day Vim as well.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #280 / 312
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11345 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #3166 / 4159
  • Number of attempts: 1
Format java properties - 72 entries

Format java properties to a different format. The value which is the string following the first '=' cannot & should not change. All periods in the key get replaced with an underscore "_" and get a prefix of "b_".

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #24 / 33
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple addition - 307 entries

The right side of the equation is already there. We just need the left one now.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #73 / 116
  • Number of attempts: 1
Adam's challenge - 950 entries

Change both normal to bold and 4 by 2. Adam Wathan challenge this on twitter . He did it in 11 keystrokes on Sublime.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #194 / 265
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7761 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1424 / 2093
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add Go XML to structure tags - 152 entries

The Go programming language can directly map XML to structure fields. Add the correct XML tag after each field.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #61 / 66
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10615 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2491 / 3662
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12848 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #7 / 3943
  • Number of attempts: 4
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