Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

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: 33
  • Position: #6031 / 7364
  • Number of attempts: 6
Swap values - 4543 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #423 / 1257
  • Number of attempts: 12
One number per line - 18616 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #198 / 3842
  • Number of attempts: 29
V to the i - 4751 entries

Input is 99 V's. Output is 100 i's.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #130 / 1879
  • Number of attempts: 9
Com(m)a Trouble - 3675 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 44
  • Position: #779 / 827
  • Number of attempts: 3
Copy three lines - 2840 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #515 / 635
  • Number of attempts: 3
That hyphen - 2556 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #363 / 695
  • Number of attempts: 15
comment and uncomment code inline - 1069 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: 9
  • Position: #25 / 314
  • Number of attempts: 10
Just the middle - 11360 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #293 / 4164
  • Number of attempts: 16
Team names - 1805 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #26 / 581
  • Number of attempts: 7
Todo list specification - 385 entries

The every item on the todo list must be done today. Modify the list to reflect that.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #51 / 176
  • Number of attempts: 8
Missing Library and a Typo - 856 entries

I forgot to add a c library, please add it for me. Also I'm bad at typing so fix my typo too.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #128 / 209
  • Number of attempts: 11
Basic renumbering - 5587 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #978 / 1258
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 840 entries

Get rid of the '%' symbols and shift the decimal place. This is the easier version - all the columns line up.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #67 / 287
  • Number of attempts: 11
underscore_to_camelCase - 162 entries

Pointy haired boss decided we need to switch to camelCase. Let's get this over with.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #79 / 80
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7803 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #1964 / 2100
  • Number of attempts: 5
Paragraph breaks - 505 entries

Swap the blank lines and the aaa lines.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #104 / 165
  • Number of attempts: 4
Array transposition - 2378 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #219 / 443
  • Number of attempts: 9
unknown command - 158 entries

I want change 5 words

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #34 / 83
  • Number of attempts: 6
Cartesian product - 221 entries

{1,2,3,4,5} X {1,2,3,4,5}

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 170
  • Position: #92 / 92
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4264 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #759 / 1186
  • Number of attempts: 6
camel riding - 769 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #137 / 274
  • Number of attempts: 8
readability - 312 entries

Make the code readable by adding some spaces

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #13 / 148
  • Number of attempts: 2
Space out the alphabet - 1627 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #145 / 440
  • Number of attempts: 8
Fix the XML - 996 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #267 / 284
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15931 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #142 / 4161
  • Number of attempts: 13
-a-b-c- - 3176 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #1121 / 1129
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10624 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #3633 / 3666
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12858 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1421 / 3946
  • Number of attempts: 10
Vertical Limit - 2440 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #242 / 737
  • Number of attempts: 14
Exchanging Quotes - 821 entries

Sometimes you need to exchange a choice of quotes in some code.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #191 / 225
  • Number of attempts: 11
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