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

Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 704 entries

You're replying to an email with silly long lines. Clean them up.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #88 / 397
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4847 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #910 / 1603
  • Number of attempts: 3
Make it more readable - 1955 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #206 / 643
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove dupes from array - 1345 entries

given a random string that contains a ruby-esque array, make sure that there are no duplicate elements

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #188 / 333
  • Number of attempts: 2
Case preserving word replacement - 454 entries

Half way through my project, my people turned into dogs. Now I have to change everything in my source.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #100 / 180
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sort entries based on date - 364 entries

Sort some entries in a Ledger-file based on date.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #78 / 115
  • Number of attempts: 2
It'ss tooo coold too typpe todaay - 222 entries

My hands are numb with cold. It's hard to type correctly.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #60 / 97
  • Number of attempts: 2
Rotating Philosophers Problem - 392 entries

Can you help the philosophers find a good place to sit before they get five forks and spaghetti?

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #66 / 165
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat long lines - 346 entries

Rearrange this ruby method call to put each parameter on its own line. Could become a useful macro.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #11 / 133
  • Number of attempts: 5
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1225 entries

Rubyists talk about being cutting edge but how many are using 1.9 in production? Time to convert those verbose 1.8 hashes in to symbolic, succinct 1.9 beauties!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #210 / 402
  • Number of attempts: 5
A Simple One - 1009 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #245 / 648
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sorting paragraphs - 510 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #89 / 159
  • Number of attempts: 1
Almost encrypted - 199 entries

Convert the first paragraph to be even less readable.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #78 / 145
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort and add attributes - 1368 entries

Sort the states and add the attribute country to each record.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #89 / 541
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 12480 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2302 / 3623
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6743 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #846 / 1651
  • Number of attempts: 5
Rik Lomas
Twitter:

Founder of Lomalogue Ltd. Expect tweets about tech, design, code and maybe, just maybe, some cat videos.

entered into 16 challenges

contributed 0 challenges