Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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$ vimgolf setup
$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

Played Challenges

One number per line - 18635 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #2475 / 3847
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 4759 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #951 / 1882
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11367 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #47 / 4166
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5591 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #330 / 1258
  • Number of attempts: 8
VimGolfNight - 536 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #202 / 343
  • Number of attempts: 1
Space out the alphabet - 1629 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #203 / 441
  • Number of attempts: 2
Mute the second method of this script - 447 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #156 / 237
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15935 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1471 / 4163
  • Number of attempts: 4
-a-b-c- - 3177 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #54 / 1130
  • Number of attempts: 4
Count both ways - 1001 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #21 / 351
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10637 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1940 / 3671
  • Number of attempts: 3
Letter case trickery - 1597 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #120 / 513
  • Number of attempts: 3
quotes inside quotes - 3125 entries

taken from tip 85 of the very good book 'Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought' ! I'd be interested what people use :)

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #555 / 1072
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12863 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #471 / 3948
  • Number of attempts: 6
switch variable - 5041 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #836 / 1738
  • Number of attempts: 3
Make it more readable - 1952 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #168 / 640
  • Number of attempts: 4
Shebangs for all - 1916 entries

We've all seen or used a shebang once or twice. Ditch the specific paths and leave just a dynamic Ruby and Python bath behind.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #224 / 501
  • Number of attempts: 4
Increment, increment, increment.... - 665 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #292 / 402
  • Number of attempts: 1

Contributed Challenges

Logging with key - 301 entries

Sometimes it is better to log with meaningful key

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entered into 18 challenges

contributed 1 challenges